The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded a $38,000 planning grant to a community in Putnam County. The funds for Bainbridge will help leaders develop a core economic vision for the town. August 6, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann has awarded a $38,000 planning grant to the town of Bainbridge for a comprehensive plan through the state's Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

"Planning grants are an important first step as communities consider the best way to attract new businesses and strengthen their town," said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. "We are pleased to support the grant request from the town of Bainbridge as community leaders and residents explore ways to improve their community."

The planning grant for the town of Bainbridge will be used to assess current trends and make future projections. It will also help Bainbridge develop a core vision by establishing goals, policies, and objectives for future growth, land use, and supporting infrastructure.

The majority of the funding comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which has proven to be an effective tool for community-based planning and research initiatives. Bainbridge provided a local match of $4,240.

The CDBG program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Please visit www.in.gov/ocra for additional information on this grant program.

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs was created by legislation in 2005, making rural Indiana a major focus for the first time. For additional information on OCRA and its programs visit www.in.gov/ocra .

For updates from the Lt. Governor and the agencies she oversees, please visit www.in.gov/lgov .

Source: The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs