The Promise Zone Designation is a way for Indy’s Near Eastside to benefit from federal grant programs. The designation does not directly fund grant proposals. Instead, priority consideration is given to organizations within the Promise Zone or planning work that will benefit the residents of the Promise Zone.
The convening organization of the IndyEast Promise Zone is the John Boner Neighborhood Centers. They review and endorse grants based on the benefit to people in the Promise Zone. Endorsed applications will receive preference points from funders.
Preference Point Policy: In the event that multiple organizations apply for the same grant, JBNC and the implementation partners will encourage partnership between those organizations.