Mahan: Montpelier receives $600k grant for community improvements

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:39 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2019) — Montpelier recently received a $600,000 federal grant for stormwater system improvements, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).

Mahan said the grant will be used to construct a new dedicated stormwater outflow to the Salamonie River and to separate the current combined sewer system to create dedicated stormwater lines.  

“Making upgrades to the community’s stormwater system will reduce flooding and protect rivers and lakes,” Mahan said. “Long-term, the improvements could also reduce stormwater treatment and energy costs.”

According to Mahan, funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with infrastructure, community revitalization and long-term development projects.

More than $10.8 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 19 rural communities through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Communities applied for grants across four sub programs that include the Main Street Revitalization Program, Public Facilities Program, Stormwater Improvement Program and Wastewater Drinking Water Program.

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State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) represents House District 31,

which includes all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware,

Grant and Wells counties.

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