Healthy Start! Award Program Applications Open

Apply by March 31 to be considered for a $500 award to boost healthy development in early learning programs.


Thanks to the generous support of the Indiana State Department of Health, Early Learning Indiana is happy to provide Healthy Start!, a funding opportunity to licensed child care centers, registered ministries, licensed family child care homes and legally exempt providers to support healthy development for their children and families. Applications must be submitted online.

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Healthy Start! applicants can request funding in one of two focus areas:
  1. To increase physical activity for the children within their programs. Funds could be used to purchase equipment, staff training, supplies or other items that will facilitate enhanced physical activity.
  2. To support breastfeeding. Funds could be used to develop or improve a breastfeeding space or provide professional development for staff around supporting breastfeeding.

This funding opportunity is a competitive process. All applications will be reviewed by multiple readers. We have funding to possibly support 50 awards of approximately $500 each.

Apply online by March 31 to be considered for a grant.