Thanks to the generous support of the Indiana State Department and the Lilly Endowment, we are happy to provide the Let’s Get Moving grant opportunity. Beginning today, licensed child care centers, registered ministries and licensed family child care homes can apply for $500 grants to increase the physical activity for their children and families. Apply online by April 15 to be considered!
Grant recipients can use these funds to purchase equipment, staff training, supplies or other items to facilitate enhanced physical activity at their programs. We have funding to support at least 58 grants of approximately $500. If you have a need that is greater than $500 – ask! We will consider larger grants as long as the increased funding would support a Paths to QUALITY level advancement.
What might this look like in terms of requests?
As programs consider their application, here are some thoughts on the kinds of requests that this grant program is designed to support:
- Training for staff to support movement and physical activity in developmentally appropriate ways
- Equipment for gross motor and big body play
- Mulch, sports equipment and active play materials for the outdoor play areas
How to apply
Apply today to be considered! The deadline for applications is April 15.