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2015 Small Business Facade Program Application Available

The Small Business Facade Program is a component of FOCUS that provides matching grants to property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. These improvements could include new signage, windows, painting, and/or structural or design changes. This is a rebate program where business and property owners receive reimbursement for up to 50% of the cost of the project in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for completed work. The goal is to build long-lasting relationships that connect neighborhoods with businesses and new resources to revitalize urban markets. The 2015 Small Business Facade Program is now open. To … Continued

Northwest Area QOL to Create Groundworks USA Trust

The Groundwork USA Steering committee, working in close collaboration with northwest area neighborhoods, unanimously voted to move forward with the creation of an Indianapolis Branch. Groundwork USA is a national non-profit focused on green and open spaces and youth. The new branch will be focused on the Northwest Area QOL, the most recent area to complete the quality of life plan process. The organization will bring greater focus and new resources from the federal EPA and Parks Department to green spaces and underutilized brownfield sites in the northwest area neighborhoods.     

2015 NFL Foundation RFP Released

The NFL Grassroots Program is a partnership between National LISC and the NFL Foundation to revitalize community football fields in neighborhoods across the country. The program provides grants up to $200,000 and technical assistance to qualifying non-profit community-based organizations to spearhead the field improvement efforts. To apply for the program, read the Request for Proposal (RFP) and submit the appropriate paperwork as instructed by March 30, 2015.

PNC Renews Support of FOCUS Program

We are proud to announce that PNC has renewed its support of the FOCUS program. The FOCUS program – which stands for FOstering Commercial Urban Strategies – is designed to bolster economic opportunity in Indianapolis’s urban neighborhoods. The goal is to build long-lasting relationships that connect neighborhoods with businesses and other resources in a way that helps drive and support neighborhood revitalization. PNC’s commitment will help revitalize growing neighborhoods in Indianapolis by improving commercial corridors for job creation, increased public safety, and a more robust and vibrant economic environment. “Commercial corridors and the business districts they support are a neighborhood’s … Continued

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