Which outcomes are prioritized by Indy CDE?

Indy CDE prioritizes projects generating a diverse range of outcomes. The program focuses on building resilience in social support, educational attainment, neighborhood development, and economic development.

Social Support

Food: Improve access to quality foods, food security, and eliminating food deserts. 

Public Health: Improve access and quality of health care, mental health services, and addiction services, and reduce environmental hazards, improving air and water quality, and remediating environmental contamination.

Re-entry: Provide programs and support for returning members of our community to reintegrate them into society and reduce recidivism.

Homelessness:  Support chronically homeless veterans, families, and youth/young adults through supportive services, skills training, and job creation.

Educational Attainment

K-12: Increase access to quality K-12 education and support programming to close the opportunity gap. 

Adult Education: Increase access to adult education with wrap-around supports and decrease the cost of adult education, offering a post-secondary credential, certificate, or degree that leads to a good job.

Workforce Skills Training: Increase access and develop training opportunities leading to good jobs by providing a specific skill, upskilling, in-work training, apprenticeship, or CTE education.

Post-Secondary Credentials and Degrees: Increase access, decrease cost, build awareness of degrees, and develop postsecondary credentials leading to good jobs for all age groups.

Neighborhood Development

Adaptive Reuse: Invest in the preservation of historic buildings to honor neighborhood legacy. Eliminate blight in communities.

Environment: Improve the environmental health of distressed communities by promoting sustainability and reducing environmental hazards. Invest in brownfield redevelopment.

Connectivity: Create many reasons to be in a neighborhood by providing a mix of uses, design buildings promoting human-scaled, high-quality design, and hide or minimize parking to guide future development patterns; specifically projects that incorporate transit-oriented development

Community Facilities: Develop cultural institutions, community centers, and other public spaces to ensure Indianapolis neighborhoods are thriving and inviting destinations for residents and visitors.

Economic Development

Entrepreneurship: Provide equitable access to capital, technical assistance, and access to supply networks for Indianapolis business owners.

Improve Quality of Existing Jobs: Provide technical assistance programming to businesses to create economic pathways for existing jobs, raise pay to a minimum of $18, provide health care benefits and cultural competency training while increasing business profitability.

Investment Capital: Provide equitable access to capital for nonprofits and small businesses to complete capital projects and for working capital with programs and services benefitting the Indianapolis community.