To chart the course of achievement for goals established in the City's 2000-2004 Consolidated Plan, the Annual Action Plan identifies the City's implementation and administration plans for funds received through four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.
These grants serve as the City's primary financial resource to preserve and increase quality affordable housing, provide services to individuals and families in need, and strengthen economic and workforce development in Indianapolis.
The City encourages residents to participate in the engineering of community development efforts by giving citizens the opportunity to prioritize how funding should be invested in Indianapolis neighborhoods.
To facilitate, the City holds a series of forums throughout the community to solicit public opinion regarding neighborhood need. Supplemented by a community development survey, forums are held city wide to solicit the most diverse range of respondents. Each year, hundreds of neighborhood surveys are distributed to Indianapolis residents. Citizens can also go online to take part in the process. Some 500 surveys are collected on average and the number continues to grow each year.
After obtaining and summarizing community input, the City releases an application, or request for proposals, for agencies interested in funding from one of the city's four entitlement grants (CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA.) Based on public input and keeping with the mission of the five-year Consolidated Plan, the City selects projects best suited to perform activities for the coming year from among an average of 100 applicants. 2010 Action Plan2010 Action Plan
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Final action plan documents for the preceding years are available below for public review.
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Hard copies of these documents can be obtained by contacting Erica Aquila at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.327.5444.