Nearly $320,000 awarded in capacity-building grants to six early childhood programs!

We’re excited to announce our latest capacity-building grant winners! Today, we’re awarding $319,676 to expand six Indiana early childhood programs.

These awards are in conjunction with capacity-building grants released last week by FSSQA Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. The funds from these awards will support new construction and materials costs needed for the programs to increase the number of families they serve as well as to meet the private sector match required to receive the state grant.

Congratulations to these awardees:

  • CRADLES of Clay County, Brazil, has been awarded $40,000 to construct a new classroom and to purchase furniture, equipment and materials needed to equip it. This expansion will allow the program to serve 10 additional children each year in their high-quality early education programs.
  • Early Learning Clinton County, Frankfort, has been granted $107,500 from Early Learning Indiana. Funds will be used towards their match for their $315,105 award from the state. The early education coalition will also use funds to remodel a classroom and add restrooms at Clinton County Family YMCA’s Learning Ladders Preschool. The improvements will allow to 24 additional children to be served each year.
  • Henry County Early Learning Coalition, New Castle, has been awarded $63,000 to build additional classrooms and provide 46 children with high-quality early education each year at its Agape Learning Center.
  • Lewis Cass Schools, Walton, has been granted $100,000 to support the construction of two new classrooms that will allow the high-quality program to serve 40 more children each year.
  • Johnson County Learning Center, Greenwood, which was awarded $114,344 from the state to expand services and move to a Level 3 on the Paths to QUALITY rating system, received $6,676 to meet the match requirement for their state award.