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The main building on Baltimore City Community College's campus. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / December 21, 2011)

Baltimore City Community College was awarded nearly $169,000 Tuesday, the first installment of a four-year federal grant to help pay for campus-based, child-care services for low-income parents so they can attend school.

It's one of 58 higher education institutions in 28 states to split $9.2 million in first-year funds from the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program, or CCAMPIS.

The money will be used to support care offered by the school's Clarence W. Blount Child Development Center, which serves the 3- to 5-year-old children of faculty, students and a limited number of community members.

Students will be eligible for the CCAMPIS supported care, which will be offered on a sliding fee scale, if they qualify for need-based Pell Grants, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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