EMCC will utilize this funding from the Department of Health and Human Services for the implementation of two strategies that are critical for the multi-use development, business expansion and job creation goals of the Campus. The first strategy focuses on completion of the Center, which provides space to accommodate several EMCC’s social, education, employment training, business development, food service and entrepreneurial initiatives. OCS funding will be used to provide financing required to expand the Center’s commercial kitchen, early childhood education programming and youth and senior services. The second strategy focuses on the expansion of Piper’s shipping and receiving area. OCS funding will be used for site preparation and development of land on the Campus that will be leased to Piper enabling it to enlarge its shipping and receiving area and take on larger projects. Additionally, OCS funding of $800,000 to implement these two strategies for the Campus expansion and job creation in the low-income Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
Edna Martin Christian Center
OCS Community Economic Development Program
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.
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.
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.
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.