Grant money available to send low-income Hoosiers to pre-k

Published 01/15 2014 09:09PM

Updated 01/15 2014 09:24PM

Low-income Indiana children have a shot at pre-k programs thanks in part to a state grant.

The matching grant will help early childhood education programs serve 4 year old children from families whose incomes are below federal poverty guidelines.

The state is offering $2 million over a two-year period. Applications are now available through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to qualifying programs that have gotten matching funds from another source. Programs have to be rated a level three or four in Paths to Quality, the state's voluntary rating system.

Grants will be awarded beginning in July. To apply or for more information, visit the FSSA website.

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