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Walmart offers grants to nonprofit organizations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Walmart Foundation will accept grant applications from Hoosier nonprofit organizations for its State Giving Program beginning on Aug. 29. The foundation will award grants between $25,000 and $200,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations that help underserved populations. The grant will fund programs that focus on hunger relief and healthy eating, career […]

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STEM teachers receive $9.6 million in grants

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers will benefit from $9.6 million in grants. “These grants are amplifying efforts to recruit and retain educators in a field that’s rapidly changing the jobs of tomorrow in the Hoosier state,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. “When it comes to ensuring our […]

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Additional funding heading to the Secured School Safety Grant Program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As more people and organizations – including schools – evaluate safety procedures, the state of Indiana is directing an additional $3.5 million to the Secured School Safety Grant Program. That brings the program’s total yearly funding to more than $9 million. Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to increasing funding comes after the […]

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Indiana First Lady to host phone drive for second year in a row

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana First Lady Karen Pence is taking a step to help Hoosier victims of domestic violence during the month of October. This is the second year Pence will serve as host for a phone drive with HopeLine. “HopeLine from Verizon is an incredible program, and I trust that these donations […]

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State to appeal FEMA’s denial of assistance to 19 counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state plans to appeal the denial of federal assistance for 19 counties that sustained damage from severe storms and flooding between June 19 and July 29. Gov. Mike Pence sought assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the request was denied Monday. Pence has ordered the Indiana Department […]

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Eight schools awarded grant money to improve student performance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than $8 million is headed to eight Indiana schools to help them make improvements designed to raise achievement levels in low performing schools. Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction announced the recipients of the federal School Improvement Grants Wednesday. “I am happy to announce the recipients of the […]

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First Lady awards grants to 31 Hoosier organizations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — First Lady Karen Pence awarded grants to 31 organizations across the state. Mrs. Pence hosted the fourth reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the governor’s residence. She awarded $23,500 to organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children. A check was presented to […]

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State takes applications for safe haven schools grants

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced Tuesday that grant applications for 2015-2016 School Safe Haven Programs are now being accepted. Indiana legislators founded the Indiana Safe Schools Fund in 1995 as part of an effort to make local schools safer. Last school year, the institute awarded $678,000 in Safe Haven […]

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Applications sought for domestic violence grants

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced on Wednesday it will be offering Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment and Services/Training/Officers/Prosecutors grants addressing violent crimes against women. The Indiana legislature created the fund in 1992 as a way to support various domestic violence issues, including abuse, neglect and exploitation of victims. The […]

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Lawmakers debate details of crime fighting bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are continuing to tinker with a plan to send extra cash for crime fighting to Marion, Lake and Allen counties as they face a Thursday deadline for action. Senate Bill 551 creates a pilot program that’s meant to increase the number of police on duty in high crime […]

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