Press Release

BHCC Receives $484,000 Grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to announce an award of $484,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for a Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. The grant will provide financial assistance for child care services, to serve the needs of low-income students enrolled at BHCC.

CCAMPIS provides subsidies to reduce the barrier of child care costs for an estimated 44 full- and part-time students each academic year. These subsidies will improve students’ retention and completion rates at BHCC, and obtaining a degree or credential will likely have a lifelong, positive economic impact on participating families.

BHCC has partnered with Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB) to assist eligible students to connect with child care providers that meet their needs, and to offer support and guidance to families and child care providers, while advocating affordable, quality, and culturally competent childcare in the larger community.

“We are looking forward to this partnership with Bunker Hill Community College made possible by the U.S. Department of Education,” said Director of Child Care Choices of Boston, Kelly M. Graceffa. “Reliable, local and affordable childcare is instrumental in helping student parents focus on completing their studies and improving life for themselves and their children.”

The BHCC CCAMPIS program has been designed to serve student parents with financial needs using a three-level, sliding-fee scale assistance program. Priority will be given to Pell-eligible single parents taking at least six credits and having a low Expected Family Contribution (EFC as per FAFSA).

Through this grant award and BHCC’s partnership with Child Care Choices of Boston, students can access child care close to home to accommodate their work or class schedule,” said Will Cribby, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at BHCC. “Reducing the burden of child care costs will help our students overcome obstacles to completing or advancing their education.”

For more information and application, please visit the website:

About Child Care Choices of Boston (CCCB)
CCCB offers support, resources, technical assistance, training, and childcare expertise to families and childcare providers while being an advocate for affordable, quality, and culturally competent child care in the larger community. One of the state’s regional Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&R), it serves families in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop. CCCB is a program of ABCD – Action for Boston Community Development — Greater Boston’s leading antipoverty agency. Through some 75 programs designed to empower underserved children, adults, elders, and families, ABCD provides the knowledge, skills, and access to opportunities they need to transition from crisis to stability and from stability to success. Learn more at

Child Care Choices of Boston Media Contact:
Jamie McIver, Associate Director, Media Relations and Content
ABCD Communications Department

Media Contact:
Brendan P. Hughes, Director of Public Relations
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 646-245-0112; Email:

About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).