A total of 16 Hoosier communities will receive support through a federally-funded series of programs. The bulk of the more than $7 million in combined funding will pay for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects in rural towns and counties.
In addition to the Wastewater Drinking Water Program funds, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs says federal dollars will come from the Stormwater Improvements Program and the Public Facilities Program.
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb says "I applaud the efforts of the sixteen communities who applied for and are receiving grant funding to support efforts to ensure a solid infrastructure for those who work, live and play in their cities and towns. It is critical for the well-being of our state to have quality drinking water, storm water systems and public facilities in order for communities to thrive."
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program funds all three initiatives, which are administered at the state level by OCRA.
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