Mayor Emily Styron announces the establishment of a community grant program that enhances the quality of life for residents, business owners and visitors to Zionsville. Projects funded are those that promote Zionsville, promote Zionsville businesses, create a public facility, improve infrastructure and/or celebrate diversity and inclusion. Applications open beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
“We launched the grant process in part in response to COVID-19 to provide relief to community organizations,” said Mayor Emily Styron. “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 newly formed Zionsville Community Enrichment Committee will evaluate and award financial assistance to local community-serving organizations. This committee consists of five community members: three appointed by the Mayor and two appointed by the Town Council majority. This five-member advisory committee ensures that grant awards 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 of Zionsville website. Eligible organizations must be located in Boone County, serve Zionsville residents and business 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 information on the community grant program, click here.