The Center for Women and Families has received a $60,000 grant in October 2009 to help our students' subsidize their child care costs. The average cost of full-time child care in Cedar City totals $400-500 per child. With the grant in place, for the parents that apply we can pay anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of their day care costs. Parents' subsidy amount is based on a sliding scale that takes into account their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and the number of credits they are currently taking. Other factors do contribute but are not as substantial. Parents, in return,Â are asked to volunteer 4 hours per month at their family's childcare facility or another facility that is preapproved by the CWF Director, remain in good financial standing with their family's childcare facility, participate once a month in a parenting workshop or program offered by the Center for Women and Families and maintain a 2.5 GPA (or better) for continued eligibility next academic year.
If you are interested in being a part of this grant please download an application and return it to the Center for Women and Families before the deadline.
The Grant is not judged by first-come-first-serve, but both the application and the 980 form needed to be filled out in their entirety and returned to the Center for Women and Families before their individual deadlines. The application is 3 pages long, but easy and the 980 form (or the last page of the download) is for you and you childcare provider to fill out together. You will state how many hours of childcare you will need for the months on the 980 and the provider will write down the total amount owed each month and then the CCAMPIS grant (if the individual is selected) will cover a portion of the total.
Volunteer Time Sheets - If you have been accepted into the program, you are expected to complete 4 hours a month of volunteer time at your child's care provider and record in on this sheet and return this document to the Center for Women and Families â€“ significant others can complete this time requirement as well.
CCAMPIS Ready Providers - these of a list of providers that we have already worked will in the past that you are welcome to look into. If there is a provider that you like which is not on this list, we can work with them as well as long as they are 1) a licensed child care provider (not a family member or friend) and 2) offer some type of educational portion to their serves.
ALSO, Child Care Resource and Referral Line can help you get information about childcare providers in Southern Utah or get advice on how to pick a childcare center that is right for you and your family just call at 1-888-344-4896.
To become a part of the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents In School) Grant through the Southern Utah University's Center for Women and Families, we need to know a few things about you first...
If you answered yes to both of these questions then we would love to have you as a part of this program! Before we can put you on our referral list and/or start paying a portion of a student's/parent's childcare costs, we will need from you...
You can return the copy and form to the Center for Women and Families a few different ways: By faxing them to 435-865-8777 or mailing them to Center for Women and Families, 351 West University Blvd, Cedar City, UT, 84720 OR the simplest way is to have a student/parent return them for you. Please remember before checks can go out, even if a student/parent has been accepted to the grant program, that the W9 form and a copy of your license needs to be returned to the Center.
Please feel free to read over the following packet of information to get to know the grant better and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Georgia B. Thompson at the Center for Women and Families.
Getting to Know the CCAMPIS Program - this is a downloadable document that can answer all your questions about the CCAMPIS grant and how it will work with your business.
IRS W9 FORM - This IRS Form is required by the Southern Utah University Payroll office before any checks can be printed or release to the child care provider. Even if a student has been accepted into the program, no funds can be send out until this paperwork is in.