The CAMP program was created as a part of the Higher Education Act (HEA) Section 418A, also known as PL89-329, in 1965. Funding for this program was originally handled annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, but moved to the U.S. Department of Education in 1980. The HEA was reauthorized in 1992 under PL102-325. In 1993, the CAMP program received its first five-year grant award, which extended grants for the program through 1997. The CAMP program is currently reauthorized under PL105-244, which was passed in 1998. This reauthorization is valid through 2003 with an automatic 1-year extension for 2004 under the General Education Provisions Act.