(UNDATED) – Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning Thursday awarded 22 grants from the School-Age Child Care Project Fund to school corporations and nonprofit organizations that offer care to school-age children.
The grants, which total more than $1.53 million through the 2020 – 2021 school years, went to 22 public school corporations or nonprofit organizations that offer care to school-age children (ages 5 through 14), before or after the school day and when school is not in session. The recipients were chosen from a competitive field and represent 41 school-age child care sites in 14 Indiana counties.
“One of the challenges that working families face every day is knowing that their children are being cared for in a safe and enriching environment even outside of regular school hours,” said OECOSL Director Nicole Norvell. “We are pleased to support working families through these grants, and provide necessary resources to help these high-quality programs.”
The grants supplement program costs in four areas: program enrichment, equipment, staffing, and staff development.
The following applicants were awarded funds: