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Indy Awarded Partners for Places Grant to Create Neighborhood Resilience Ambassadors

Now, more than ever, communities are coming together to confront climate change and build resilience at the local level. That’s why the Funder’s Network is excited to announce the newest round of Partners for Places grantees: six cities across the United States and Canada that will receive nearly $900,000 dollars for sustainability efforts. These local sustainability efforts focus largely on empowering and engaging low-income neighborhoods — communities that are disproportionately affected by climate change and extreme weather. They will take place in cities both large and small, from a project in Indianapolis, Ind., that will recruit neighborhood “resilience ambassadors” to a solar-power … Continued

LISC Indianapolis Celebrates Small Business Week by Honoring 475th Small Business Façade Grant 

Funds still available for 2018 grants, 500th façade will likely be awarded this year  On Monday, April 30, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis celebrated National Small Business Week by hosting a gathering on the site of the newest Small Business Façade & Property Improvement Grant recipient to celebrate our 475th façade grant award and over $3.1 million awarded through this program. The event took place at True North Landscaping, 2817 Massachusetts Avenue. The Small Business Façade & Property Improvement Grant supports small businesses in Indianapolis with the goals of creating jobs, removing blight along key commercial corridors, and fostering a robust … Continued

Major health initiative targets 3 Indianapolis neighborhoods with high diabetes rates

Yesterday, Lilly Global Health announced a significant commitment to address the prevalence of diabetes in the City of Indianapolis by diminishing cultural, social, environmental, economic, and policy barriers to care. The program will focus on three Indianapolis neighborhoods with significant health disparities and high rates of diabetes: the Coalition of Northeast Neighborhoods, Northwest Neighborhood and Near Westside Neighborhood.   This is a five-year partnership between Eli Lilly and Company, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, Eskenazi Health, Marion County Public Health Department and Indianapolis LISC.   LISC Indianapolis is a proud partner of this initiative, as … Continued

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