Funding Allocated by Indianapolis City-County Council Totaling over $2 million
The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, has announced that it is accepting applications for phase II of the Community Crime Prevention Grants Program starting July 1 through July 31. The grant program is funded from public resources allocated annually by Indianapolis City-County Council and has been administered by the Indianapolis Foundation since 2013.
Phase II will award $2,064,500 to not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County that clearly demonstrate an immediate intentionality around crime prevention and violence reduction. Priority, will be given to organizations that effectively:
- prevent violent crimes among residents;
- serve African American males ages 14-24 in high crime areas;
- provide intervention or prevention services to adults or youth currently interacting with the criminal justice system; and/or
- improve neighborhood safety within the six focus-areas designated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
“Since its inception, the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program has funded neighborhood based efforts to reach our most vulnerable populations. With the help of the City-County Council, we passed a budget last year that grew the program for the first time in almost a decade,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “As a new grant cycle begins, I encourage all qualifying organizations to apply and look forward to seeing the innovative programs that are selected by our partners at the Central Indiana Community Foundation.”
Grants for phase II will range from $5,000-100,000 and will total $2,064,500, a $204,500 from 2016. Earlier this spring, The Indianapolis Foundation awarded $400,000 during phase I to 10 not-for-profit organizations focused on street outreach, mediation and conflict resolutions during the summer.
Grant applications for phase II must be received by 5 p.m. on July 31; grant awards will be announced in late September. Go here more specific information about the grant program’s priority areas.
Applicants may also contact Alicia Collins, community collaborations manager of CICF, at firstname.lastname@example.org.