Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann has announced funding for seven communities through the state’s Place Based Investment Fund. The competitive matching grant program aims to boost quality of life and tourism efforts throughout the state.
The communities have been awarded grants of $25,000 to $50,000. The program is administered as a partnership between the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Ellspermann oversees both organizations.
The recipients are:
The town of Brownstown in Jackson County, which will develop a new downtown park and outdoor pavilion
The city of Decatur, which will restore a former train depot to be used for community events
The town of Middlebury, which will create a pedestrian trail system
The city of New Carlisle, which will install a downtown public art display
The town of New Haven, which will build a performance space in Schnelker Park
Owen County, which will develop permanent trails
Vigo County, which will develop a 300-acre bike Park in Terre Haute