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Quality Childcare Initiative - Success by 6 Grant Program

Grants to Indiana and Illinois Day Care Centers and Ministries
to Improve Childcare Programs in the Wabash Valley

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of the Wabash Valley (UWWV)

Conf. Date:

09/18/19

LOI Date:

09/25/19

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to Indiana and Illinois licensed childcare homes and centers and registered ministries in the Wabash Valley to expand the capacity of childcare facilities to provide quality care. Applicants must submit an LOI before applying. Programs must be located in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois.

The UWWV Success By 6 Impact Council (UWWV SB6) will impact the ALICE population by investing in efforts intended to promote healthy early childhood development to ensure children enter school ready to succeed. The UWWV SB6 believes that the availability of high-quality childcare will positively impact the measurements for “kindergarten readiness.” 

UWWV SB6 is soliciting proposals to expand capacity at State recognized high-quality childcare facilities in the Wabash Valley. Qualified applicants may request funds for expenses which will:

  • Provide funding for eligible childcare programs to attain a Level 3 or 4 on the Paths to QUALITY Rating Scale or ExceleRate Illinois to improve the quality of care provided to children; Or
  • Allow Level 3 or 4 programs to expand regulated capacity; Or
  • Allow Unlicensed Registered Ministries to meet quality standards to enroll in and attain a Level 3 or 4 in Paths to QUALITY or ExceleRate Illinois.

United Way of the Wabash Valley is committed to bringing the community together to pursue a bold goal of moving 10,000 households out of financial struggles and into stability. The organization will use the biennially produced ALICE Project report to measure progress toward this long-term outcome.  The UWWV Success By 6 Impact Council (UWWV SB6) will impact the ALICE population by investing in efforts intended to promote healthy early childhood development to ensure children enter school ready to succeed. The UWWV SB6 believes that the availability of high-quality childcare will positively impact the measurements for “kindergarten readiness.”

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186814

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants will be allowed to apply for a minimum of $5,000 (per year) up to a maximum of $20,000 (per year) for investment in 2020 and 2021.

Term of Contract:

Funding will be provided over two years (24 calendar months from grant start-date). The Funding period begins 3.1.20.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

United Way of the Wabash Valley Success By 6 Impact Council (UWWV SB6) invites applications from:

1. Licensed child care centers or homes participating in Paths to QUALITY in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties in Indiana or ExceleRate Illinois in Clark Co Illinois;
2. Unlicensed registered ministries participating in or actively working towards Paths to QUALITY in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties in Indiana or ExceleRate Illinois in Clark Co Illinois;

For more information on Paths to QUALITY, go to: http://childcareindiana.org/
For more information on ExceleRate Illinois, go to: http://excelerateillinois.com/

Facility License or Registration status must be in good standing for a period of one year.

Past Quality Childcare Initiative 2017 grant recipients are not eligible to apply for this funding
opportunity.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations wishing to pursue a full funding application are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend an LOI & Stewardship Package meeting to be held at the UWWV Offices on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

This funding opportunity will require all potential applicants to submit a Letter of Intent indicating their interest in pursuing this grant funding opportunity. These letters will be used to narrow an expected large field of applicants to a reasonable number of potential awardees.

Grant Timeline:

- Grant announcement. Solicitation for REQUIRED Letter of Intent (LOI) 8.27.19
- LOI & Stewardship Package Meeting. Organizations interested in submitting an LOI and Stewardship Package are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend.: 9.18.19 @ 6:00 PM
- LOI / Stewardship Package is due to UWWV by 4:00PM 9.25.19
- Notification of application status. Only approved submissions will proceed beyond this point. by 10.7.19
- Application meeting and on-line application orientation and training. IMPORTANT MEETING 10.16.19 @ 6:00 PM
- Grant application period 10.16.19 – 11.15.19
- Full application electronic submission is due to the UWWV by 4:00 PM 11.15.19
- Review of applications 11.18.19 – 12.13.19
- Notification of awards by 2.3.20
- Funding period begins 3.1.20
- Progress Report due to UWWV by 4:00 PM.
- Reports due once per quarter after initial report. 8.20.20

The Application shall be received by the United Way Community Impact Director by the time and date specified in the Grant Timeline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Community Impact Director for this RFP is:

Mark Johnson
100 S. 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807
812.235.6287
mjohnson@uwwv.org

United Way of the Wabash Valley
100 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Clark County;   Indiana: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties