The state has awarded grants to fund quality of place initiatives in four communities. The Place Based Investment Fund will support projects in the city of La Porte and the towns of Cicero, Daleville and Nashville. The fund is a program of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Each community will receive $50,000.
Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb says "high quality of life is a trademark of Indiana communities all across the state, and local leaders know better than anyone how to enhance and promote their appeal. We look forward to continued collaboration with the winners and are excited to see the results of their PBIF awards."
The program is in its fourth year and provides matching funds for quality of life, tourism and multi-purpose gathering place initiatives.
You can connect to more about the PBIF by clicking here.
This year’s projects are:
Cicero – Cicero Pier on Morse Reservoir – Partners include: Town of Cicero, Hamilton County Tourism, Cicero Friends of the Park and Our Town Cicero
Daleville – Old Town Junction, a multi-purpose venue near the White River – Partners include: Town of Daleville, ENVOY Inc., Daleville Parks Department and the Delaware County Economic and Redevelopment Commission
La Porte – Younger Life Plaza 618, a downtown public space – Partners include: LaPorte County Redevelopment Commission, Indiana University Health, Urban Enterprise Association and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Nashville – Village Green Revitalization, a downtown, interactive play and gathering space – Partners include: Town of Nashville, the Rotary Club of Brown County, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Brown County Community Foundation
You can read more about each project by clicking here.