December 1, 2022

Neighborhood infrastructure program opens for project proposals

City leaders announce the opening of the INIP program. (Jill Sheridan WFYI)

City leaders announce the opening of the INIP program. (Jill Sheridan WFYI)

A program that matches funding for Indianapolis infrastructure projects is open to applications.

The 2023 Indianapolis Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership, INIP, allows organizations to apply for matching grants for sidewalks, roads, trails and other public infrastructure projects.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said this year the Department of Public Works, DPW, has allocated $2 million for the effort.

“That allows them to increase the number of smaller local projects that the city is able to address,” Hogsett said, “It also helps jump-start development that might otherwise not be possible.”

The program allows for direct response directly to community needs in the past nonprofits, neighborhood groups, churches and schools have benefited. The city has invested more than $11 million in the program since 2018. 

The Benjamin Harrison Home received money to improve Talbott St that runs behind the site. 

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site President and CEO Charles Hyde said the project feeds into other infrastructure improvements.

“Which when completed in 2023 will restore east/west pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to the neighborhood that was lost with the construction of the interstate 50 years ago,” Hyde said.

Up to $500,000 in matching funds will be awarded for projects. Groups have until Feb. 15 to apply.

Application materials are now available.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org.

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