OCRA Awards $15M in Federal Grants

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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded nearly $15 million in federal grants to 31 rural Indiana communities. The funding comes from five programs dealing with blight clearance, main street revitalization, public facilities, stormwater improvements and wastewater/drinking water.

The funding comes from the Community Development Block Grant program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. OCRA says the goal of the grants is to ensure health and safety and improve the quality of life for residents.

The grant recipients include:

Blight Clearance Program:

  • City of Batesville - $114,500
  • Town of Farmersburg - $234,000
  • City of Marion - $350,000
  • Town of Roann - $350,000 

Main Street Revitalization Program:

  • Town of Cicero - $403,000
  • Town of Pendleton - $500,000 
  • City of Vincennes - $500,000 

Public Facilities Program:

  • Clinton County - $500,000 
  • Daviess County - $500,000
  • Jennings County - $500,000 
  • Town of Lakeville - $500,000 
  • City of Lawrenceburg - $360,000 
  • City of Rockport - $500,000
  • Starke County - $500,000
  • City of Union City - $500,000

Stormwater Improvement Program:

  • Town of Camden - $500,000
  • Town of Fairview Park - $500,000
  • Town of Worthington - $500,000

Wastewater Drinking Water Program:

  • Town of Centerville - $650,000
  • Town of Chalmers - $650,000 
  • City of Clinton - $600,000
  • Town of Coatesville - $650,000
  • Town of Edinburgh - $450,000
  • Town of Flora - $600,000
  • Town of Lynnville - $600,000 
  • Town of Monon - $550,000
  • Town of Owensville - $600,000 
  • City of Salem - $550,000 
  • Town of Shirley - $550,000 
  • Town of Uniondale - $650,000 
  • Town of Winamac - $550,000
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