2024 Program Dates
Applications Available: Sept. 29, 2023
Applications Due: Nov. 17, 2023
Award Announcement: Dec. 20, 2023
Build relationships. Learn Best Practices. Develop Strategies.
The FHLBank Indianapolis Community Mentors program is a community engagement and economic development leadership event hosted in partnership with FHLBank Indianapolis to help you make connections, stimulate thinking, and challenge conventional wisdom about community building.
Each year, two qualified applicants (one in Indiana and one in Michigan) are selected through a competitive application process to be the lead partner and host a day-long Community Mentors Workshop. FHLBank Indianapolis will connect your community with experts in economic and community development as mentors to share best practices in developing or implementing a community development plan. A grant will be awarded to each community to help with a catalyst project of local importance following the workshop.
What is Community Mentors?
The Community Mentors Program includes:
- Community Mentors Workshop – a full-day workshop that pairs community development experts with stakeholders in your community followed by a roundtable discussion.
- Community Mentors Implementation Grant – a $50,000 grant to support the event and fund the implementation of the concept, such as creating a community plan, commissioning a study, or a specific initiative identified at the summit. Event planning will be the responsibility of the recipients.
- Build relationships with other community partners,
- Strengthen regional strategies around economic development,
- Cultivate community leaders,
- Learn from the success of other communities.
Need more information?
View this short webinar for additional information: Community Mentors
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Community Mentors Program Information & Forms