Morrison: Marshall receives federal grant for community improvement projects

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, April 9, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2018) — Marshall recently received a grant for improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

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.

Marshall received a grant of $120,000 to improve the town’s drinking water system.

“These funds will help update and expand the drinking water system in Marshall,” Morrison said. “This is a much needed improvement and it’s important to residents in terms of drinking water quality.”

Morrison 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. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42, which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.

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