LISC awards $125,000 in local neighborhood grants
Peoria’s Local Initiative Support Corporation, known as LISC, is delivering its first round of grant funding for projects in the East Bluff and South Side neighborhoods. The $125,000 in “early action” grant funding is going directly to groups working to develop things like community gardens, nutrition classes, and literacy and GED classes. Brandon Holmes is the director of the Greater Peoria LISC. He says the money will help local projects that improve safety, help raise property values and create opportunities for residents that might not otherwise happen.