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Attention Project Management Consultants: Grant money available for grant and contract administration assistance for Facade Improvement Program

FOCUS is currently soliciting proposals from project management consultants to provide grant and contract administration, general construction and regulatory oversight for privately and publicly funded façade improvement projects. Façade grants are provided to building-owners undertaking improvements partially-funded through the Façade Improvement Program.  Please submit electronically.  Final selection and notification of the applicants will take place on or about February 29, 2016.  LISC will enter into a contract with one or more project management consultants from February 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.   Please click here to download the application form. To be considered, responses to this RFP must be received … Continued

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Feb. 25: Crafting a Cultural District Amidst Suburban Sprawl

Please join us on Feb. 25 for the Urban Land Institute 2016 Breakfast Series focused on Crafting a Cultural District Amidst Suburban Sprawl. Moderated by Tedd Grain, Deputy Director of LISC Indianapolis, guests will hear from: Ben Houle, PE –IMC TAP Panel Chair, founder of Landworx Engineering. Ben has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, and has been a long-time volunteer with ULI and Habitat for Humanity. Kathleen Norris –Expert in strategizing how to bring retail and revitalization to distressed neighborhoods. Her firm, Urban Fast Forward out of Cincinnati, has contributed greatly to the rebirth of the Over-the-Rhine … Continued

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BES-Indy LLC, a special purpose entity of Charter School Support Services, a national nonprofit developer, recently closed on construction financing from LISC and IFF to finance the development of a facility located at 5326 Hillside Avenue which will be leased to a new K-5 charter elementary school, ACE Preparatory Academy (“ACE Prep”). The start-up school is founded by Anna Shults. ACE Prep is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016 and will serve a total of 432 students at full enrollment. Read more here.

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Submissions due Jan. 31 for Near Eastside Creative Placemaking Projects

GREAT PLACES 2020: EAST WASHINGTON AND OXFORD The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering to support creative placemaking projects within the Near Eastside Great Places 2020 area. We are soliciting proposals from a broad range of creative practices (art installations, craft-based projects, music, performances, culinary achievements, special events, etc.) that contribute to the cultural identity of the Near Eastside Great Place. Successful projects will connect people together with the distinct place, history, stories or culture of the Near Eastside Great Place. Click here for application information.

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