Borders: Dugger receives federal grant for community improvement projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, May 14, 2018

STATEHOUSE (May 14, 2018) — Dugger recently received a grant for improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Development, according to State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

Funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with projects like improving infrastructure, revitalizing communities and long-term development efforts.

Dugger received a grant for $550,000 for drinking water infrastructure improvements. The project includes installation of new PVC water mains, which reduces the costs associated with repairing existing breaks and leaks. The town will also be installing new service connections and water meters for each consumer affected by the pipe installations.

“These are much-needed changes to the drinking water infrastructure in the Dugger community,” Borders said. “These grants are a great investment in our rural communities.”

Borders said more than $11 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 21 rural communities through the program. Communities applied for grants across five programs that include the Blight Clearance Program, Public Facilities Program, Stormwater Improvement Program, Wastewater Drinking Water Program and Main Street Revitalization Program.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes

all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.

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