New grant program will help finance early childhood education in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS -- The state of Indiana announced on Wednesday that $540 million in grants will be utilized to support and grow early childhood education programs for Hoosiers.

Indiana Family and Social Services says these new “Build, Learn, Grow” Stabilization Grants will help combat the rising costs and the challenges that have perpetrated early childhood education since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In addition to enrollment challenges, providers continue to grapple with increased supply and material costs as well as staffing shortages. We are committed to helping them recover and strengthen their operations, as high-quality child care is critical to our whole state’s recovery, allowing families to work and businesses and communities to thrive,” said Nicole Norvell, Director of FSSA’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.

More than 3,600 child care providers in Indiana are eligible to apply for up to $500,000 of the grant funds.

To learn more about this new grant program or to apply for a portion of the grant funds, visit here.

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