Officials say the deadly Dec. 24 fire has been determined to be arson, but the investigation is ongoing.
The money comes from the department's Safety PIN grant program, which the state legislature created in 2015.
The change allows WIC participants anywhere in Indiana to shop for groceries by swiping a new benefits card and entering a personal identification number.
As the immigrant population continues to grow, the increase in need of accessible healthcare becomes evident, according to a recent survey.
The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012
Commonly used substances were detailed in the 2016 KIDS COUNT data book report.
Monroe County consistently ranks high in Indiana for children vaccination rates, and area officials plan to continue that progress.
A recent study found the average single mother in Indiana spends about 27 percent of her paycheck on childcare.
Federal support for the program is set to run out next year.
A study for a campaign to reduce infant mortality found only a quarter of people surveyed were aware of the state’s high infant mortality problem.