IGIC Launches Our First GoFundMe Campaign

January 17, 2017, Indianapolis, IN:  The Indiana Geographic Information Council (www.igic.org) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is pleased to announce in conjunction with the 2017 Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyor’s (ISPLS) Convention we are launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for a Marion County Pilot Project to provide “IndianaMap Access to County Surveyor Data […]

IGIC Historical Land Survey Records Pilot Project

Contributed by:  Lorraine Wright IGIC Grant Contractor lorraine_wright@att.net Overview The Indiana Geographic Information Council (IGIC) under Grant Agreement EDS A187-5-2377 with the State Historic Restoration Advisory Board has completed a pilot project to have the Indiana State Archives Land Survey Records digitally preserved and archived for online and IndianaMap access. This grant provided funding to get approximately 20% […]

OCRA Announces Application Round for Hometown Collaboration Initiative

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has announced that applications for the second generation of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) open today. Self-identified communities with up to 25,000 people that aim to develop a new generation of local leaders, promote the launch, survival, and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs, or enhance […]


The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) announced an Economic Development opportunity that is available to Indiana’s rural communities through a new Workforce Development Program (WDP).  This WDP does not necessarily have a GIS training component in it, but in some locations in the state it may if a strong GIS training need is […]

HUD Announces $1 Billion Competition for Disaster Recovery Ideas

NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION As the recent National Climate Assessment made clear, extreme weather events—including heat waves, drought, tropical storms, high winds, storm surges, and heavy downpours—are becoming more severe. In many places these risks are projected to increase substantially due to rising sea levels and evolving development patterns, affecting the safety, health, and economy […]

HUD – Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants will support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which, when implemented, are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term; 2. People: Support positive outcomes for families who […]

EPA – FY2014 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Request for Applications

In late June or early July, EPA expects to release a competitive announcement (Request For Applications or RFA) requesting the submission of grant applications for over $20 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding in support of the GLRI Action Plan. Full applications are expected to be due approximately 30 days after the RFA […]