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The CCCPDF grant is a federal grant awarded to Howard Community College to pay for tuition,
books and fees of degree seeking child care providers. All applicants must have one year of
experience in child care, be credentialed with MSDE, and majoring in one of the following:
Early Childhood Development AAS or Early Childhood Education AAT. Grant recipients must
maintain a 2.50 GPA and remain credentialed and employed in child care while pursuing
their degree. Grantees must also commit to staying in child care in the state of Maryland
for the period equal to the degree completion time after leaving Howard Community College
or the tuition, books and fees will convert to a loan. Students are required to apply annually for
the grant and file the Free Application for Federal  Student Aid (FAFSA). All applicants should contact
Mimi Heimsoth at Howard Community College at for more information.