Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Indianapolis Matching Awards for Great Indy Neighborhoods Engagement (IMAGINE)

IMAGINE ways you can enhance your community! Apply today to support projects that focus on enhancing connections in neighborhoods.

The goal of IMAGINE is to support the engagement, collective action and increased development of all neighborhoods and neighborhood-based organizations. Eligible not-for-profit neighborhood organizations can apply for between $500 to $5,000 in IMAGINE support. IMAGINE grant recipients must offer a dollar-for-dollar match, but may count volunteer labor, donated materials, supplies, services or cash as part of that match. These grants are designed to help implement improvement projects throughout the city.

In 2010, IMAGINE grants will be awarded quarterly. All applications must be submitted to INRC by 5:00pm with the following application deadlines:

· Wednesday, February 24

· Wednesday, June 2

· Wednesday, August 25

· Wednesday, December 1

All interested IMAGINE applicants are required to attend a Technical Assistance (TA) session before submitting an IMAGINE application. Technical assistance sessions will be offered before each IMAGINE deadline. The first TA session for 2010 will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 13 and from 10:00am to 12:00pm Saturday, February 13. Both sessions will be at the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center's (INRC) offices at 1802 N. Illinois Street.

Interested neighborhood-based organizations can access the application, guidelines and more information online, by going to,, emailing, or calling (317) 920-0330.

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