Ober: Local communities receive community development grants

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 6, 2017) — The Office of Community and Rural Affairs presented awards to Noble County a local community Wednesday at the 2017 OCRA Awards Ceremony, according to State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion). 

“With these grants, Noble County and the Town of Albion will be able to enhance the lives of residents by attracting entrepreneurs and generating new jobs in our area,” Ober said. “We will improve the quality of life in northeastern Indiana as we continue to invest in our future.”

Albion received awards for a Hometown Collaboration Initiative and Quick Impact Placebased Grant. The Hometown Collaboration Initiative is for communities with a population of 25,000 or less that want to develop a new generation of local leaders. Ober said the initiative will provide public investment through creative quality of life initiatives related to public spaces, design, local foods and tourism.

Noble County received awards for a Public Facilities Program and Quick Impact Placebased Grant. The eligible projects include renovation or the creation of libraries, museums, community centers, performance spaces and historic preservation projects.

For more information on OCRA and these awards, visit www.in.gov/ocra/.

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State Rep. Dave Ober represents all of Noble County and portions

of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.

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