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April 16, 2014 - The Bureau of Child Care is pleased to announce the recipients of the Early Education Matching Grants. Read the press release.
The Early Education Matching Grant (EEMG) Program was created by the Indiana General Assembly during the last legislative session IC12-17.2-3.7. This competitive grant will increase the enrollment of eligible low income four year olds in high quality PreK programs. This competitive grant is available to early care and education programs, including licensed and registered child care programs, that are rated level 3 or level 4 on Paths to QUALITY™, Indiana’s child care quality rating and improvement system. Applicants must also meet the other eligibility criteria, including a cash match requirement.
Programs who are awarded the grant will be required to administer the ISTAR-KR. Click here for a brief introduction to the ISTAR-KR. Additional information about the ISTAR-KR can be found on the Indiana Department of Education's website.
The Bureau of Child Care offered several information sessions to answer questions about the grant. Click here for a copy of the presentation used during the information sessions.
The CCRRCO Pre-Request Conference has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 6 from 1 to 3 PM in the Indiana Government Center South, Conference room 130.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family Resources, Bureau of Child Care announces the availability of a grant opportunity through the Child Care Resource and Referral Services Request for Funds (RFF). Funding is to provide statewide program coordination, training, technical assistance and support of regional Child Care Resource and Referral activities; child care provider training and professional development; referral services for families; and community awareness around issues impacting child care. Specific details and requirements are available in the RFF.
Evaluation of the Early Education Matching Grant Pilot Program Request for Funds (RFF)
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family Resources, Bureau of Child Care announces the availability of a grant opportunity through the Evaluation of the Early Education Matching Grant Pilot Program Request for Funds (RFF). This RFF is to solicit a vendor to evaluate the Early Education Matching Pilot Grant program. The Indiana State Legislature established the early education evaluation program to gather data concerning the school readiness of low income four year old children who will receive early education services through providers with programs of demonstrated quality that require parental involvement in the children's education.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 28th.