The Duke Energy Foundation and the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) Foundation recently announced the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for a newly launched child care innovation grants program. More than $100,000 in funding will be made available to support organizations and projects focused on assessing and addressing child care gaps in Indiana communities. In recent years, the cost of child care has skyrocketed, and the number of licensed child care providers has shrunk. These challenges have put a strain on working parents and their employers. State and local government entities, local and regional economic development agencies, and public and private nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for grants of up to $40,000. Applicants must submit an intent to propose by April 17, and submit their grant proposal by May 8, to be considered. Awards will be announced this spring. For more information, visit ieda.org/foundation.