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Brownfields Multipurpose Grant

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded this grant to the City of Indianapolis. These funds will be used for assessment, cleanup and planning for the Black Mountain site and related key parcels located at 3315, 3525 and 3547 East Washington Street within the Indy East Promise Zone. This project is part of a comprehensive community development plan, which includes the creation of an urban employment hub for the adjacent neighborhoods that will increase the economic growth, long-term health, and welfare of the area’s residents. These parcels are also located in a designated Opportunity Zone and positioned along a future Bus Rapid Transit Corridor.

Amount:

$600,000

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Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently awarded BOI $180,000 through its Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME) to continue funding BOI’s Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) for current and formerly incarcerated individuals to explore small business ownership as a means of self-sufficiency.

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Pathway Home

RecycleForce has been awarded funding through the Department of Labor’s Pathways Home program. The project will identify inmates incarcerated in the Marion County jail who are interested in training for employment in specific high demand industries in the community, including logistics, recycling, manufacturing, hazardous material handling, and construction.

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Private Enforcement Initiative

The organization will fund investigations to uncover allegation and systemic forms of housing discrimination. The organization will also provide a limited number of education deliverables under this grant to expand fair housing knowledge. This grant was administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Housing Counseling Program

INHP applied as a sub-grantee of Housing Partnership Network through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Counseling Program. Funds awarded to INHP through HPN are used to support the INHP Homeownership Preparation Program at all four INHP locations, including the John Boner Neighborhood Center. The grant will partially underwrite the salaries and benefits of the INHP Homeownership Advisors providing one-on-one homeownership advising to clients.

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