Twenty grants, totaling $3,385,263, are being awarded and another $4,896,015 in matching funds have been obtained by those grantees from foundations, United Way agencies, corporations, coalitions of public-private organizations and individual donors. These grants will be used to expand high-quality early education programs for low-income families with 4-year-old children.
The EEMG program, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013 (and renewed in 2015 for an additional two-year cycle), allows high-quality, early child care and education programs to apply for matching funds to serve 4-year-old children from families whose incomes are below federal poverty guidelines. In the EEMG program, grants are awarded directly to providers statewide, who use the funds to enroll qualified children. More information about the Early Childhood Matching Grant is available here.
INARF congratulates Blue River Services, Inc. and Pathfinder Services, Inc. on the renewal of their grants.