STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2018) — Local communities recently received grants for improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).
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.
Montgomery received a grant for $700,000 to improve its wastewater system, which will preserve the health and wellness of the environment.
Washington received a grant for $500,000 to construct additional classrooms for the PACE child development facility on the city’s west side.
“Washington and Montgomery are going to benefit greatly from the funds received through the grant program,” Lindauer said. “Adding more classrooms for early education and making improvements to utility infrastructure will increase quality of place and make our rural communities even better areas to live and raise a family.”
Lindauer 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.
State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R- Jasper) represents House District 63,
which includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.
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