Zionsville Mayor Emily Styron has announced that the town had created a community grant program that “enhances the quality of life for residents, business owners and visitors to Zionsville.”
The program, according to a press release, will fund projects that promote Zionsville, town businesses, create a public facility, improve infrastructure and/or celebrate diversity and inclusion. Applications open Jan. 1, 2021.
“We launched the grant process in part in response to COVID-19 to provide relief to community organizations,” Styron stated. “Throughout the year, we have learned that a community grant program can add a lot of value. In the past, the town has supported a select few community organizations to receive grants. With this new program, we are formalizing the process and creating a committee – actions that will better help the Town of Zionsville respond to the needs of our community.”
The new Zionsville Community Enrichment Committee will evaluate and award financial assistance to local community-serving organizations. The committee consists of five community members, three of which will be appointed by the mayor. Two will be appointed by the town council.
The five-member advisory committee aims to ensure the grants are consistent with the town’s code of ordinances and are dispersed in a manner that is “transparent and fair.”
Applications will be available on the town’s website, zionsville-in.gov. Eligible organizations must be in Boone County, serve Zionsville residents and businesses, and are defined as 501 (c) (3) public charity or 509 (a) (1) and must be used for charitable purposes as defined by section 170 (b)(1)(A).
For more, visit zionsville-in.gov/577/Community-Enrichment-Grant.