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INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett today joined the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) to announce that the 2021 Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership (INIP) Program application window will open Monday, October 19. Not-for-profit and community-based organizations across the county are invited to submit their proposals to the matching grant program for transportation infrastructure projects that include sidewalks, street resurfacing, multi-use paths and bridges. 2021 will be the fourth year of the program.

Mayor Hogsett and Indy DPW marked the event by highlighting the newly completed multi-modal path in and around Newfields, which was one of 16 projects funded by the Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership in 2018. This multi-modal path improves connectivity on the east side of the Newfields campus before connecting with the Central Canal Towpath at 38th Street. This project also included a new crosswalk at 40th Street and Michigan Road as well enhancements to two existing crosswalks.

“Because of the Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership, the creative ideas of our neighborhood organizations are being harnessed to address localized issues, improve neighborhood infrastructure, and create better communities,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett.

Pictures from the event are included below. 

Indy DPW has awarded more than $8 million in the last three years to help fund 33 projects in neighborhoods across Marion County. 

DPW estimates that the INIP projects of 2018, 2019, and 2020 together represent:

  • More than 20 lane miles of street rehabilitation
  • More than 3.5 linear miles of new multi-use trail
  • 1.75 linear miles of new or rehabilitated sidewalk
  • 3 bridge rehabilitation projects and 1 new pedestrian bridge

Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership project applications for 2021 will be accepted between October 19, 2020 and January 29, 2021.

Applications can be found here

The funds for this program were included in the 2021 budget, passed unanimously by the City-County Council earlier this week. The budget also fully funds existing staffing levels and invests more than $158 million in roads, resurfacing, bridges, sidewalks, and trails and $44 million for stormwater projects.

Example Projects: 2020 INIP WrapUp Map

About the Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership:

In December 2017, Mayor Hogsett announced that DPW would accept proposals from community-based organizations for infrastructure projects under a matching fund pilot program. Funds are available for new projects, including roads, sidewalks, multi-use paths, and bridges.

Through the Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership, transportation dollars can be stretched further while increasing connectivity and accessibility throughout the City.

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