College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)


CAMP logo from the College Assistance Migrant Program web site.

The College Assistance Migrant Program or CAMP is a program funded by the United States Department of Education and is stipulated as a discretionary/project grant. “This program assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children to successfully complete the first undergraduate year of study in a college or university, and provides follow-up services to help students continue in postsecondary education” (Learn and Serve America: Higher Education, 2016). There are several uses for the funds for the program. For example, the monies can be used to provide supportive and instructional services for migrant students. The monies can also be used to assist eligible students in obtaining financial aid for their undergraduate tuition. Students can also use the funding help for tutoring and counseling services. Private nonprofit agencies and institutions of higher education may apply (Learn and Serve America: Higher Education, 2016). The flow of funds is from the institutions to the individuals. In 2014, an estimated $16,472,191 was used to supplement CAMP. The legislative authorization for the CAMP program can be found in the Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 5, Section 418A, 20 U.S.C. 1070d-2 (Learn and Serve America: Higher Education, 2016).

Based on the 2014 Performance Report (2016), the years of 2012-2013, it appears that the program was unable to meet its target. However, in 2014, CAMP’s target exceeded the amount of participants that completed their first year of academic or post-secondary program (2014 Performance Report, 2016).


2014 Performance Report. (2016, January 14). Performance plans and reports. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from

College Assistance Migrant Program Logo. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Learn and Serve America: Higher Education. (2016). The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine. Retrieved from



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