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OECOSL Request for Funding 19-003: Early Childhood Capacity Building Grant Program (Round 3)

OECOSL is pleased to announce the third round of the Early Childhood Capacity Building grant opportunity based on the requirements of House Enrolled Act 1004 of the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly. OECOSL Request for Funding 19-003 seeks applications from 1) Indiana county/community coalitions containing early childhood education providers or 2) individual Indiana early childhood education providers to build their capacity to serve more eligible pre-K children that are 4 years old and/or improve the quality of services provided by increasing PTQ Level rating to a Level 3 or Level 4. All applicants whether expanding seats or increasing their PTQ Level must have a plan to reach a PTQ Level 3 or 4 if they have not already attained this level.

For this round of the Early Childhood Capacity Building Grant Program, only county/community coalitions and/or individual early childhood education providers from the following Indiana counties are eligible to apply:

Adams Benton Blackford Boone
Brown Carroll Crawford Daviess
Dearborn Decatur Dubois Fayatte
Fountain Franklin Fulton Gibson
Greene Hamilton Hancock Hendricks
Jasper Jay Jennings Knox
La Porte LaGrange Lawrence Martin
Morgan Noble Ohio Orange
Owen Parke Perry Pike
Posey Pulaski Putnam Randolph
Ripley Scott Shelby Starke
Steuben Sullivan Switzerland Tipton
Union Vermillion Warren Warrick
Washington Wells White Whitley

OECOSL RFF 19-003 contains eligibility criteria (including the list of eligible counties), eligible project descriptions, and instructions for how to apply. Applicants should review all RFF documents below before applying and ensure their project meets eligibility criteria and addresses all required elements.
 
The application deadline for OECOSL RFF 19-003 is Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. EDT. Applications will be submitted through the Early Learning Indiana online platform.

RFF Files for Applicants:

Grant Application Webinar
An optional informational webinar was held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here and a copy of the PowerPoint used during the webinar can be accessed here.

Previous and Current Opportunities

The first round of the Early Childhood Capacity Building Grant Program, OECOSL RFF 18-001, was released in December 2017 and awarded in May 2018. Please refer to the press release for additional details. The second round of the Early Childhood Capacity Building Grant Program, OECOSL RFF 19-002, was released in August 2018 and awarded in December 2018. Please refer to the press release for additional details. Applicants who did not receive an award for OECOSL RFF 18-001 or OECOSL RFF 19-002 may apply again as long as they are located in a county eligible for this RFF. Applicants applying again are encouraged to consider enhancing their narrative related to the sustainability of proposed grant activities and improvements, quality assurance, plans for building capacity, and the relevancy of budget items to their capacity building plan.