Indiana gives monetary help to take care of the youngsters of vital Indiana staff

Hoosier parents of children ages 12 and younger may have the of pay a large portion of their childcare and education costs over the next six months.

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration recently launched the Build, Learn, Grow initiative, offering 50,000 scholarships to connect eligible children from working families to quality early childhood and extracurricular programs.

The scholarships run from May to October and cover 80% of tuition fees for participating early intervention and educational programs.

To qualify, an adult must work in the household in a major business (such as healthcare, retail, restaurants, media, manufacturing, and many others) and have a household income less than 250% federal poverty, or $ 66,250 for a family of four, $ 54,900 for a family of three or $ 43,550 for a family of two.

More detailed eligibility and program application guidelines can be found online at: BuildLearnGrow.org.

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“Access to quality early childhood education is critical for Hoosier families and children,” said Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, FSSA secretary.

“These scholarships will help connect hard-working Hoosier families and their children with programs that prepare them for school success, reverse learning loss, and provide extra support to the families who kept us going during the pandemic.”

The funding for the “Build, Learn, Grow” initiative comes from a federal COVID-19 aid program for 2020.

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