USC Upstate News

Burroughs Child Development Center At USC Upstate Receives U. S. Department of Education Grant

09- 14- 2009

Spartanburg, S.C. - The Burroughs Child Development Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate was recently awarded the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools) grant from the U. S. Department of Education, covering a four-year period with a total amount of $208,692. The Center was allowed to apply for funds totaling 1% of its total Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution for FY 2008, so its annual award is $52,173.

The grant will enable the Burroughs Child Development Center to provide 10 reduced-fee slots in the CDC for Pell-eligible USC Upstate students who place their children there. The ultimate goals of the program are to increase retention and graduation rates for those students as well as to provide age-appropriate and accredited child care for their children.

Heidi From, director of the CDC, says, “We were allowed to apply for funds totaling one percent of our total Federal Pell Grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution for FY 2008, so our award is $52,173 per year or $208,692 for the full 4-year grant period.”