FSSA Names Recipients of Education Capacity-Building Grants

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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 

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