Indiana Statewide Newsletter
January 5, 2020
News & Policy
Resources to Support Navigating the Violence at the U.S. Capitol
Like so many Americans, the staff at IAN has struggled to process the violence that we saw at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. We understand how critical Hoosier youth workers are in providing emotional and educational support to kids across our state so we have collected a few resources to help support you. See below for some tips and materials to help navigate such troubling topics with the youth you serve.

Inauguration Day Activity Resources from Marion County 4-H

Since 1789, Inauguration Day has played an important role in our nation's history. This tradition represents the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next and represents the best of American democracy. On January 20th, 2021, this tradition continues.

Our friends at Marion County 4-H invite educators and youth-serving professionals to make a teachable moment out of this historic time in our society with these resources:

  • Inauguration Day Activity Guide - This resource includes multimedia sources, discussion questions, and hands-on activities for K-2nd grade, 3rd - 8th grade, and high school youth.

  • Facebook Live Watch Party - Marion County 4-H will host an Inauguration Day watch party on January 20th at 12:00 PM, moderated by local educators who will ask guided discussion questions. The whole family is welcome to watch! This resource will also be available to view after January 20th.
Prioritizing Afterschool in COVID-19 Indiana’s Vaccination Plan

IAN has been monitoring state vaccination planning and advocating for afterschool providers to be prioritized along with child care providers and educators.

One immediate action you can take as an organization is to complete this Indiana Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Survey to help the state gather data for planning future priority groups for the vaccine. 

The Department of Health is gathering information on critical infrastructure and essential employees in order to aid with future prioritization and logistical delivery of vaccine supplies as they become available. Please complete this survey as quickly as possible to help those planning efforts.

Each business or organization is requested to complete the survey only ONCE, using the link below. This survey is NOT for individuals.
Quality Corner
Fundraising for Small Non-Profits:
Limited Space Available
Do you want to learn how to build a more effective case for financial support and efficiently use your time and existing resources to achieve your fundraising goals?

Today is the FINAL DAY of registration for Fundraising for Small Non-Profits, a three-week online course being offered to Indiana out-of-school time providers and presented by The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy. The online course will be open Jan. 25 - Feb. 12.
Professional Development, Conferences, and More
January 20, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
During this time, it is essential to support both the physical and mental wellness of children and families. Join Indiana Afterschool Network's Training and Development Manager, Keith Monfreda, as he shares resources for family and parent wellbeing, keeping kids physically active and eating well while at home, best practices for self-care, and more!

January 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
NAA is pleased to offer this complimentary four-part virtual strategy session that will provide participants with an overview of what it takes to create an equity strategy. Throughout the four sessions, participants will be provided with tools and resources to begin or continue to deepen their equity and anti-racist efforts. This session will focus on what it takes to create the conditions for getting started with the development of an equity strategy, as well as, identifying the key elements of the discovery phase.

February 8, 2021 - March 21, 2021
Join IYSA, in partnership with Peace Learning Center, to partake in an experiential training to prepare after school educators, youth workers, and community members to develop a caring learning environment and to reach and teach children and youth through an active learning approach that promotes human development, resiliency, and SEL. Full information here.
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars! The date has been set for the 10th annual Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning, Indiana's premiere conference for out-of-school time providers. The Summit brings together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, explore new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana’s youth. Register today!
Funding Opportunities
EID loans offering up to $2M in assistance are available on a first-come, first-served basis to non-profits to help overcome temporary loss in revenue caused by COVID-19. These loans are similar to other disaster relief loans and do not include loan forgiveness. The application is straightforward and can be completed online now. Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance. The interest rate for nonprofits is 2.75%, deferrable for one year, with repayment terms of up to 30 years. Funds may be used to pay fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can’t be paid due to the impact of restrictions.

Deadline: February 1, 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST
The New York Life Foundation is seeking applications from afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving underserved middle-school youth. In total, $1.35 million in grants will be awarded to programs all across the country. This is the fifth year of the Foundation’s Aim High grant competition, bringing the total amount awarded to $6.15 million. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide—take a look to see which opportunity is a good fit for you, and apply today.

Deadline: March 31, 2021
Under the CARES Act stimulus bill, nonprofits and small businesses with fewer than 500 employees will be eligible for loans to meet payroll and other qualifying costs. Much of the loan is forgivable if you keep staff on payroll during the loan period. This, in essence, turns a portion of the loan into a GOS grant. Your business must have been operational before February 15, 2020 and currently in operation.