Dear Indiana Early Care and Education Providers,
Indiana’s new Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship Fund is about to go live to families across the state. In order to be eligible to enroll these families or accept the scholarships from the state of Indiana, you must register for and complete the “Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship Fund Information Session” in Indiana Learning Paths.
What is the Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship? For families classified as essential workers with qualifying incomes (128%- 250% of Federal Poverty Level), the state of Indiana is offering scholarships to cover 80% of their child care costs for children ages 0-12. This includes early care and education, summer learning, and before- and after-school programs. As an example, a family of four earning $66,000 per year will qualify for a Build, Learn, Grow scholarship.
The information session is required for programs that wish to accept scholarship funds and is available 24/7, so you can complete it when it is convenient for you. During the 30-minute session, you will learn about the scholarship process, how to determine family eligibility and the process for submitting a claim for reimbursement to support the children of essential workers in your program.
1. Login or create a free account at ilead.in.gov.
2. Click the green “Start Your Indiana Learning Path” button.
3. Choose “Courses” from the menu on the left-hand side.
4. Search “Build, Learn, Grow Scholarship Fund Information Session” to register and start the course.
Remember that early childhood education and out-of-school-time workers are essential, so those with qualifying incomes can also apply to receive this scholarship for their children!