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Child Care Development Fund Sub-Grant

Ongoing Funding Opportunities

The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that helps low-income families access child care. To accept CCDF funds, program providers must meet specific requirements, which can include additional background checks and health screenings for staff. These prerequisites, while crucial for safety and quality, often present financial hurdles for many school-age care programs.

To address this challenge, the Indiana Afterschool Network is offering sub-grants to assist providers in becoming CCDF-eligible. These sub-grants can be used to cover the costs associated with meeting CCDF standards. By reducing these financial barriers, our initiative aims to expand access to high-quality out-of-school time care, enabling more families to benefit from CCDF-funded programs in Indiana.

Up to $2,500 will be awarded once to Indiana school-age providers. These grants are not intended to be a renewable or long-term funding source but to support Indiana school-age providers in becoming CCDF-eligible.  Sub-grant applications will be accepted on a monthly, rolling basis.