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Eligibility for Neighborhood Grants Program

To be considered for a Project grant, an applicant must be Registered Neighborhood Organization “RNOs” (through the Department of Metropolitan Development’s RNO Portal), in addition to the following requirements:

  • A representative from each project applicant must attend one online workshop on May 11 or May 20;
  • Be located within Marion County, Indiana;
  • Be located within Qualified Census Tracts (“QCT”) or within a ZIP Code with a COVID-19 Impact Score greater than zero (see SAVI’s COVID-19 Impact Score)
  • Be (or partner with) a recognized 501(c)(3) organization that can serve as a fiscal agent to accept grant funds;
  • Grant funds must be used on an eligible project within one (1) year of award notification; and
  • Only one application per Registered Neighborhood Organization per round is eligible to apply.

Awards will not be made to government agencies, citywide organizations, universities, hospitals, non-local organizations, and projects outside of eligible QCT or ZIP Code without a COVID-19 Impact Score.