INDIANAPOLIS - Eighteen Indiana counties have been selected as finalists for the state's early learning pilot program, officials announced Wednesday.
Five counties will ultimately be chosen for the program, which will provide pre-kindergarten funding for low-income 4-year-olds.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration said the following 18 counties are finalists:
-- St. Joseph
FSSA said the 18 counties include 12 urban and six rural counties and have an estimated 17,000 eligible 4-year-olds. The criteria for selection include the number of children not receiving early learning services, the number of eligible providers and the percentage of children living in poverty.
The grant program was established by the state General Assembly in HEA 1004.
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