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Neighborhood Grant Criteria

Projects submitted for consideration shall adhere to the following criteria:

  • All applicants must be, or have a fiscal agent that has, active IRS 501c3 statusINRC is happy to support and connect applicants wanting to connect with a fiscal agent
  • Requests must be for a new project or expansion of an existing project (funds cannot be used for operating or ongoing staff costs)
  • Projects that require ongoing maintenance should include a detailed plan for regarding its upkeep as part of the application
  • Be completed within 12 months from the receipt of grant funds
  • Submit documentation of all expenses, a final expense report, and a final evaluation report no later than 13 months from the receipt of grant funds, or 1 month following grant project completion
  • Provide proper documentation that shows evidence that an eligible expense was paid, including date of payment and vendor information
  • Promote neighborhood improvement and beautification
  • Have a community benefit/neighborhood support
  • Be visible and accessible to all Indianapolis residents
  • Projects located within the public right-of-way are subject to additional review and approval