FSSA Names Recipients of Education Capacity-Building Grants

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy of Early Learning Indiana Photo courtesy of Early Learning Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is awarding more than $1.4 million in early education capacity-building grants. The grants will support 12 applicants representing 29 pre-kindergarten programs in 12 Indiana counties. 

In order to help early learning providers and county coalitions reach more pre-k children and increase the quality of early education opportunities provided throughout Indiana, the yearlong grants will have an option to request a free extension if capacity-building activities remain that have not been completed after one year.

The funding for these grants was secured in 2017 with the House Enrolled Act 1004 that was part of the 2017 Next Level Agenda. The grants will be used for training and professional development of teaching staff, approved classroom supplies, professional development and lesson plan materials, funding to expand capacity and other needs. 

“Increasing the number of high-quality early education programs in counties across the state is an intentional priority for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration,” said FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall.

The following applicants were awarded funds:

• Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation

• Community Christian Reformed Church Preschool

• Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

• Early Childhood Coalition for Wayne County Kids

• Garrett-Keyser-Butler Head Start

• Little Wonders Child Care

• Madison-Grant United School Corporation: Summitville Elementary School PreK

• Marshall County Early Childhood Coalition

• North Montgomery Community School Corporation

• Saint Bernard Catholic Church: Saint Bernard Preschool and Daycare

• STEAM Academy- River City Church

• The Children’s Cottage Academy 

  • Perspectives

    • The Race for a Winning Credit Score

      It’s May in Indy and the sound of revving racecar engines signals good times to come. But try to keep your spending under the yellow flag. Overspending on credit cards during the festivities could turn that May engine roar into a dreaded credit score “dent” come June. That’s not a great way to kick off summer. Here’s what to watch out for so your credit score will be a winner! FICO Credit-Scoring System The FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation) is the most...
    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • New Owners Coming For Indiana Casinos

      Two Indiana casinos will soon be under new ownership. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: PNK), which owns Ameristar Casino and Hotel in East Chicago and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, is set to be acquired by Penn National Gaming Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) in a $2.8 billion deal.

    • Governor Announces OMB Director Change

      Governor Eric Holcomb has named Cris Johnston Office of management and budget director. He previously served eight years for then Gov. Mitch Daniels as the executive director of the Office of Management and Budget’s division of government efficiency and later, as deputy chief of staff. Johnston will take over for Micah Vincent who is leaving the administration.
    • (photo courtesy of ArcelorMittal)

      ArcelorMittal Investing $160M at Burns Harbor

      Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal has announced plans to invest more than $160 million in its Burns Harbor steel mill. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the steelmaker's investment will focus on several areas within the facility over the next several years.

    • I-65 INDOT construction map

      I-65 Construction Update

      Construction work is scheduled to start next week on I-65 near downtown Indianapolis. Indiana Department of Transportation crews will begin to clean up the interstates after two years of freeze/thaw cycles. Crews will be working in segments, including patching and repaving work. INDOT crews will begin work in earnest on northbound and southbound in segments, beginning on weekend nights from April 26 through August.  

    • (photo courtesy of Reid Health)

      Reid Health To Acquire Fayette Regional Health System

      Reid Health has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Fayette Regional Health System of Connersville. The announcement comes after Fayette Regional filed for protection under Chapter 11 in October 2018. Specific terms will be disclosed in the bankruptcy case and will include a $12.75M payment to the bankruptcy estate of Fayette. The deal requires bankruptcy and regulatory approval and is expected to be finalized in mid-July this year.