The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has announced the five finalists for the PreservINg Main Street Pilot Program. The initiative is designed to encourage communities to focus on comprehensive downtown revitalization and be more mindful of sustainable historic preservation.
The finalist communities include the towns of Attica, Brookville and Cambridge City, and the cities of Kendallville and Jasper. The program is in partnership with Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Humanities.
“This was a very competitive program with dozens of communities applying,” said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. “While we saw many great applications, these five communities really stood out.”
All five finalist communities will receive an in-person site visit from the selection team this August. The winning community will be named in September.
The pilot community selected will be eligible for implementation funds of up to $2 million through OCRA’s Community Development Block Grant program and programs through Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks.