Families in the 20 On My Way Pre-K counties (full list here) can apply for a 2018-2019 pre-K grant by visiting www.OnMyWayPreK.org. These new grants will begin in August 2018, and seats will be awarded on a first come-first served basis.
To be eligible:
- Families must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level.
- The child must be 4 years old by August 1, 2018, and starting kindergarten in the 2019/2020 school year.
- Parents/guardians in the household must be working, going to school or attending job training.
- The family must reside in one of the 20 pilot counties: Allen, Bartholomew, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Grant, Harrison, Howard, Jackson, Kosciusko, Lake, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, St. Joseph, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh and Vigo counties.
How to Apply
Links to electronic applications, in both English and Spanish, as well as a printable paper application, are available at www.OnMyWayPreK.org.
Once enrolled, families may choose from any of the eligible, enrolled On My Way Pre-K programs in their county. Families can search approved providers at www.ChildCareFinder.IN.gov or call 1-800-299-1627 for assistance from an early learning referral specialist.
Don’t miss this opportunity to expand access to high-quality pre-K – either in your family or in your community. On My Way Pre-K’s grants for high-quality early education will give thousands of Hoosier children a great start for school and life. Apply today or spread the word to families in your community!