In response to the devastating economic effects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Near East Area
Safe Indy East
Reduce Serious & Violent Crime
Work Cooperatively with Public Safety Officials
Youth Crime Intervention Programming
Community-Focused Re-entry Services
View the full SAFE Indy East Promise Zone strategy
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Safe IndyEast Promise Zone Funding History
Over the past six years, the Safe Indy East goal has been able to raise almost $11.5M to support safety initiatives on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.
Amount Received for Safe Indy East: $11,323,333
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.
RecycleForce will use this Department of Labor funding to create 190 new jobs and provide career coaching, financial coaching, professional workshops, energy cost assistance, and other supports to employees with a goal of creating stable living conditions.
Through its Community-Based Crime Reduction grant from the Department of Justice, the John Boner Neighborhood Centers is partnering with other Near Eastside organizations to address root causes of crime such as poverty, family economic instability, substance abuse, mental illness, and neighborhood decline by supporting community building and services that make education and employment viable pursuits for at-risk individuals.
The Department of Labor’s Reentry Projects grant allowed 13 local Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) partners (including the John Boner Neighborhood Centers) to implement LISC’s Bridges …
This grant from the Department of Health and Human Services allowed Eskenazi to extend access to mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
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Safe Indy East
News and Resources
Read the latest updates about IndyEast Safe projects, awarded grants, and milestones.
Over the past several years grocery stores have exited the Near Eastside for a variety
On May 23rd, 2019, the US Treasury Department announced $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax
On July 17, 2019, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced nearly $86 million in