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Funding Opportunity: Healthy Start! Award Applications Open

Healthy Start! Award, Active, Child Care, Funding
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.


  1. I would like to apply for this grant, however I do not see exactly where to apply.
    Any information would be helpful, thank you.

    Lori Williams
    812 597-2273

  2. I figured it out and just submitted my grant request. Thank you for your time.
    Lori Williams

  3. I have two sites, can each site apply?

  4. I submitted 2 locations but the survey monkey part did not work on either app. Does this automatically decline the application? How do I complete the part that would not open?

  5. Hello, I was wondering when you will be announcing who was chosen for the grant.

  6. When and how do we find out about the winners? I submitted mine around a month ago. But it didn’t say when winners were going to be announced.

  7. Are there any additional grants available related to supporting breastfeeding employees? We have a number of new mothers who are teachers at our urban elementary school, and we would like to provide a more comfortable environment for them to nurse. Thanks in advance!

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