Because providing high quality early care and education is always financially challenging, grant funding helps to support this important work. The challenges of COVID-19 have made razor thin margins even tighter and viability more precarious.
Indiana’s early care and education providers are the foundation of our state’s economy and thriving communities. They create a two-generational economic ripple effect, allowing families with children to participate in the workforce while also nurturing the next generation of innovators and workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has put many providers in a precarious position, threatening already razor-thin margins with additional health- and safety-related expenses and declining enrollment. To support our state’s providers and ensure Hoosier families have high-quality child care options, we offer opportunities to apply for funding.
Indiana Cares About Child Care Fund
Child Care COVID-19 Expense Reimbursement Fund
Funding is available to support early care and school-age providers that meet the eligibility criteria.
Come Back Stronger Fund
Grant funds are intended to help providers safely and effectively continue or resume operations and adapt to COVID-19 challenges. Eligible organizations may request support across the categories below. Click here to view the detailed Allowable Expenses document.
Stronger Together grants are intended to seed the creation of regional shared service offerings that provide economies of scale for providers’ operating expenses and allow them to focus their energy on providing high-quality care.