Mayor Joe Hogsett joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) today to announce a fund matching program for community-based organizations that want to share the cost of infrastructure improvements.

The Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership will award nonprofit community-based organizations matching funds for neighborhood projects that could include sidewalks, street resurfacing, multi-use paths and bridges.

Beginning December 15, the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works will accept proposals for 2018 projects under the matching fund award program. The application is downloadable at DPW will review all proposals, and accepted projects may receive up to $1.5 million in matching project funding. Applications are recommended to share the costs of projects by 50 percent or more.

Each proposal will be reviewed by DPW based on several criteria, including financial and construction feasibility, connectivity as well as community support.

Proposals are due by March 1, 2018, and accepted projects will be scheduled for construction in the same year.

On October 9, the Indianapolis City-County Council passed Mayor Joe Hogsett’s 2018 budget, which included more than $120 million for infrastructure improvements. As part of that budget, the City of Indianapolis and the Department of Public Works will award up to $4 million in matching funds to accepted projects that meet the criteria of the Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership.

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