The FOCUS Tool Box

toolboxThe FOCUS tool box provides flexible resources to support business and promote commercial real estate development.

Neighborhood Commercial Districts
FOCUS districts receive a blend of staff support and targeted technical resources to help establish and implement a revitalization strategy for  their commercial, retail, or industrial districts.

Façade Rebate Program
The Façade Rebate Program is a component of FOCUS that provides matching grants to property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures.

Neighborhood Brownfield Initiative
The Neighborhood Brownfield Initiative provides funds for brownfield redevelopment. Brownfields are abandoned or underused properties where redevelopment is complicated by either real or perceived contamination. Brownfields are often former plants, factories, gas stations, or other industrial sites. The program provides grants and loans to assist with redeveloping brownfield sites into usable properties for business, residential, or other community uses.

Technical Assistance Program
As a part of the FOCUS program, LISC offers training, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to Indianapolis commercial districts and neighborhood groups. We are also able to bring current best practice to Indianapolis through our national network.

Loans and Equity Products 
LISC prioritizes our flexible financing tools for our targeted commercial, industrial, and retail areas. LISC’s financing tools provide support for real estate development and small businesses.

Green Business Tools
LISC’s guide for small businesses help build capacity in how energy, water, waste, and air quality improvements can save money. Here are some examples of how LISC helps small business be sustainable.

Indy Site Finder
The Indy Site Finder is a web-based tool that allows you to search and map commercial, industrial, and retail property information at no cost.