The MIBOR Economic and Community Development Council (ECDC) Grant is open and accepting applications for Round 2 of the 2023 cycle.
During the first round of investments, the MIBOR Economic and Community Development Council invested $42,800 into 14 projects across the MIBOR region.
MIBOR’s Economic and Community Development Council supports organizations and initiatives that build and maintain inclusive and vibrant communities, attract, develop and retain a skilled regional workforce and work towards the attraction and retention of quality jobs for central Indiana. MIBOR knows thriving communities are critical to a thriving real estate market. Therefore, REALTORS® invest and engage in economic development and community outreach.
MIBOR is looking for opportunities to invest in initiatives aimed at job attraction/retention and expansion, placemaking, quality of life, housing and initiatives that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Funding support eligibility is limited to organizations and communities in the MIBOR service area. The MIBOR service area includes Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan and Shelby counties. The ECDC works with economic development organizations, community development corporations, parks and recreation departments, arts and culture organizations, Mainstreet organizations, housing partners, community foundations, MIBOR Divisions, civic entities and non-profit organizations.
If you have questions or want to discuss how your project or initiative might fit within the ECDC’s mission, please reach out to Maddie Love at email@example.com or 317-956-5261. Also, please review the 2021 and 2022 investments here: Economic & Community Development Council | MIBOR REALTOR® Association.
The application for investment can be found at Economic & Community Development Council | MIBOR REALTOR® Association under the “Application for Investment” tab or at Investment Application | MIBOR REALTOR® Association.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed quarterly, deadlines to submit your application for investment are below.
Round 2: Due May 5, 2023, by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC May 18, 2023
Round 3: Due August 11, 2023, by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC August 24, 2023
Round 4: Due October 27, 2023, by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC November 9, 2023