The city of Indianapolis has announced how nearly $2.5 million in federal grants will be distributed. The funding will support more than 30 local organizations combating issues including unemployment, homelessness and domestic violence.

October 17, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Mayor Greg Ballard today announced the City of Indianapolis is recommending that more than 30 local organizations receive federal grants totaling more than $2.45 million to help the Indy community confront issues including: unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence and more.

Indy is a city with a big heart,” said Mayor Ballard. “We are fortunate to have a strong network of community and faith-based partners to assist residents of our city in need. I am positive these grants will help our community partners assist our neighbors who are struggling to get back on their feet.”

The largest single grant of $438,480 is being made to EmployIndy, operator Marion County’s WorkOne centers, to help the unemployed through neighborhood based employment programs.

Thirty eight grants are being awarded, totaling $807,968, to organizations that provide shelter, support and assistance programs for the homeless and victims of domestic violence.

Thirteen organizations will receive grants totaling $295,040 to provide neighborhood and housing services to low/moderate income individuals and families.

IU Health and the Damien Center will receive a total of $771,080 in funding to provide assistance, support services and housing information to people with HIV/AIDS.

A grant of $75,600 will go to the Summer Youth Program Fund for youth services helping low/moderate income families.

Finally, the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and United Way of Central Indiana will share $63,000 in grant funding to provide technical and database assistance to Indianapolis neighborhood groups.

The grants will be administered by the Department of Metropolitan Development, pending City-County Council approval. Funding for the grants come from a variety of federal programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Source: Office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard

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