Ellington: Linton receives federal grant for community improvement projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 10, 2018) — Linton recently received a grant for improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

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.

Linton received a grant of $600,000 to make improvements to stormwater systems, which includes upgrading the infrastructure, ditch rehabilitation, site restoration and utility relocation in certain areas.

“Making upgrades to the community’s stormwater systems will help prevent local flooding and land erosion,” Ellington said. “The residents of Linton will see the positive effects from this project for many years to come.”

Ellington 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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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

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