Wisconsin News Briefs

Alverno College Receives $360,000 CCAMPIS Grant Grant supports access to child care for students with young children

Milwaukee, – Alverno College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to receive a Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. The grant, which will provide $90,000 a year for four years, will help offset the costs of on-campus child care for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.

The program will increase both the number of low-income student parents served by Alverno’s Early Learning Center as well as the amount of childcare need met for each student parent, with the goal of serving 20 to 30 new student parents. Combined with wrap-around services and student parent engagement activities, the additional available childcare hours provided by this grant will allow students to complete more credits each semester, narrowing the gap for completion rates between parents and non-parents.

Alverno’s Early Learning Center serves up to 122 children ages six weeks through six years. It is state licensed, nationally accredited and holds the highest five-star rating by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ YoungStar program. Alverno student parents receive priority enrollment, and their rates are discounted on a sliding scale based on the number of hours used and the age of the child.   

All Pell-eligible undergraduate student parents enrolled at the college qualify for the funding. Graduate students whose expected family contribution (EFC) meets the Pell-eligibility requirements may also qualify. Alverno students who are interested in receiving CCAMPIS funds for child care provided at Alverno’s Early Learning Center should reach out to the Alverno Financial Aid Office or Alverno’s Early Learning Center to complete an application upon which final selection will be based.

Residents are the heart of MKE and city officials want to hear their input throughout February

Residents are being asked to share their love for Milwaukee by sharing their input on how they think the remaining $92.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding should be spent – during three upcoming public input meetings in February.

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, chair of the city’s ARPA Funding Allocation Task Force, said residents should attend one or more of the following public input meetings:

• Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m.-noon

– Riverworks, 526 E. Concordia Ave.

• Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m.-noon

– Mitchell Street Library, 906 W. Historic

– Mitchell St. Bilingual Spanish Session

• Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

– Virtual meeting: bit.ly/ARPA2023

Alderwoman Coggs said members of the public are invited to provide testimony on what they would like to see ARPA funds used for to solve issues and improve their neighborhoods, and noted that testimony may be limited in duration at the discretion of the task force.

Additionally, members of the public are invited to also provide input via an online survey as follows:

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“This once-in-a-generation funding has included money for unemployment assistance, child care help, small businesses, health care and more — especially for those communities hardest hit by the crisis.”