The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization has recently awarded $75,000 in grants for planning projects in four Indiana cities.
Fishers, Indianapolis, Greenfield and Lawrence will receive the federal funding to identify and plan for future needs. Once needs are identified and plans are developed, the grantees can find additional public and private financial resources, according to the IMPO media release.
“Funding opportunities like this one are extremely helpful in laying the groundwork for seeking funding for future investments,” said Anna Gremling, executive director of the IMPO.
Each of the following projects will receive funding:
City of Fishers Greenway and Trails Study – Fishers will use its grant to produce a citywide greenways study to identify primary pedestrian routes and priority gaps in the pedestrian network. With the new Nickel Plate Trail and Geist Greenway, city leaders want to expand the Fishers 2040 Bike and Pedestrian Map.
IndyMoves 2.0 – Indianapolis will update the IndyMoves integrated transportation plan, which incorporates the Marion County’s pedestrian plan, greenways plan and thoroughfare plan, as well as the IMPO’s regional freight plan, regional safety plan and relevant plans and policies. The updated plan will help the city identify capital needs.
Charging Greenfield – Greenfield will study and plan for EV charging stations in the community. The plan will provide information needed to pursue public-private partnerships for the infrastructure.
City of Lawrence Capital Improvement Plan and Program – Lawrence will establish a capital improvement plan and program that prioritizes needed infrastructure projects over 20 years and develops a revenue-constrained list for the first five years of the plan period.
Charging Lawrence – Lawrence will study and plan for EV charging stations in the community. The plan will supply information needed to pursue public-private partnerships for the infrastructure.