Planning Projects in Fishers, Greenfield, Indy, and Lawrence receive funding
Today, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) awarded $75,000 grants for planning projects in Fishers, Greenfield, Indianapolis and Lawrence.
The funding comes from federal planning dollars, which the IMPO offered to communities to identify and plan for future needs. Once needs are pinpointed and plans are developed, the grantee can find additional public and private financial resources.
“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.
The Indianapolis MPO is responsible for planning and programming federal transportation funds for highways, transit, non-motorized transportation and other means of moving people and goods in an eight-county Central Indiana region.
In addition, the IMPO also supports Central Indiana governments in other areas including land use, housing, economic development, and water policies.
Each of the following projects will receive a $75,000 grant.
City of Fishers Greenway and Trails Study – The City of 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 – The City of Indianapolis will update the IndyMoves integrated transportation plan, which incorporates the 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 – The City of Greenfield will study and plan for Electric Vehicle 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 & Program – The City of Lawrence will establish a Capital Improvement Plan & 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 – The City of Lawrence will study and plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the community. The plan will provide information needed to pursue public-private partnerships for the infrastructure.
More information about this technical assistance program including 2022 projects and past projects is available on the IMTAP projects page.
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