Early Learning Indiana (ELI), with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc., is pleased to announce the Early Years Initiative, a competitive grant opportunity for organizations to help infants and toddlers develop foundational knowledge and skills that support their future learning and development. Eligible organizations throughout Indiana are invited to propose new, enhanced or expanded programs and projects that influence healthy brain development and the development of physical, social-emotional and cognitive skills in infants and toddlers (children from birth through age three). 

ELI expects to award grants ranging from $75,000 to $500,000 to support programs and projects that will be implemented during a grant period of up to three years. An applicant may submit only one proposal through the Early Years Initiative. However, they may request funding for multiple programs or projects in one proposal.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm EDT on May 15, 2024.

Key grant details, frequently asked questions and additional resources can be found on the Early Years Initiative webpage here.
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