State Releases New Grant Opportunity to Boost Pre-K Access

Early Childhood Education Capacity Building Grant Program applications due by Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m.

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) released a new grant application. And all Indiana providers and coalitions interested in increasing high-quality pre-K offering in their community should check it out. We’re pleased to share that the second round of Early Childhood Education Capacity Building Grant Program, OECOSL Request for Funding (RFF) 19-002, was released today, August 31.

OECOSL RFF 19-002 seeks applications from:

  1. Indiana county/community coalitions containing early childhood education providers or
  2. Individual Indiana early childhood education providers, to build their capacity to serve more eligible children that are 4 years old and/or improve the quality of services provided by increasing PTQ Level rating to a Level 3 or Level 4.

The RFF is posted at

You’ll want to act quickly on this opportunity!

Grant applications are due by Friday, October 5 at 5 p.m. EST.  Please note that your application must be completed on the Early Learning Indiana online application platform. Take a peek at the RFF document for detailed application instructions.  

Have questions or want to learn more about this grant?

An optional informational webinar will be held at 1:00pm EST on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Please see the RFF for details on how to join. The state will post a recording of the webinar at for those who cannot attend.

Early Learning Indiana has limited funds to help nonprofits meet the match requirement.

Visit our online inquiry form to request Early Learning Indiana matching funds. These matches are designed to use alongside applications to the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning’s capacity building RFF. Prior to completing this form, you should have a clear understanding of your proposed project. That understanding should include budget and key performance indicators. Only nonprofit organizations can apply for these match requests.