Six Michiana counties receive funding from state to support child care for employees

The state of Indiana is helping expand child care options for employees across the state by granting $18.1 million in child care funding to 64 Hoosier organizations.

The following organizations in Michiana received money from the initiative:

  • Elkhart Community Schools (Elkhart County) - $300,000
  • Rochester Community School Corporation (Fulton County) - $128,000
  • Instrumental Machine & Development LLC (Kosciusko County) - $50,000
  • Whitko Community Schools (Kosciusko County) - $180,000
  • Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce (Kosciusko County) - $490,000
  • LaGrange County Community Foundation (LaGrange County) - $50,000
  • American Licorice Company (La Porte County) - $200,000
  • La Porte Community School Corporation Child Care (La Porte County) - $750,000
  • B.T.I. Inc. (Marshall County) - $22,000
  • United Way of Marshall County, Inc. (Marshall County) - $750,000
  • Plymouth Community Schools (Marshall County) - $350,000
  • Navarre Hospitality Group (St. Joseph County) - $200,000
  • Avanti Group LLC (St. Joseph County) - $349,000

Organizations that receive funding will use the money to support employees in a number of ways, including offering on-site child care, reserving seats at child care centers and more. A full list of what the money can be used for is available online.

The amount of money awarded depends on how many employees work for the selected organizations. Another round of grant recipients will be announced in early 2024.

The grants are supported by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.

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