Expansion Opportunity for Early Education Programs

IMG_9573Early Learning Indiana (ELI)’s Partnerships for Early Learners campaign announces a funding opportunity to increase the capacity of high-quality, nonprofit early childhood education programs in Indiana. This request for proposals (RFP) is being released at a time of great opportunity for our early care and education providers in the state and in a time of great need for families. There are over 500,000 children aged birth to five in Indiana, and only an estimated 40,000 are enrolled in high-quality programs. New public support offers the chance to expand capacity, as well as link to scholarships and vouchers that help families afford high-quality early care and education.

With a focus on expanding opportunity for Indiana children and families, the primary objective of this support is to increase the number of high-quality, affordable early childhood education seats available for children. We hope that providers applying for the state’s new Early Education Matching Grant (EEMG) will consider this RFP a complimentary opportunity. However, funding is also available to all providers meeting the eligibility listed in the full RFP overview. Applicants may apply for up to $50,000 per provider (an exception to this limit is listed under “Special Consideration” in the full overview).

The application window for this opportunity is now closed.

Key dates:
Release date: November 13th
TA webinar release: November 16th download the webinar to view in Adobe Reader
Proposals Due: December 14th
Preliminary Award Notification: December 23rd
Contract execution: January 15th

* Due to restrictions on the funds that support this work, programs located in Marion, Hamilton, Boone,
Hancock, and Hendricks Counties are not eligible to apply.