Community development grants awarded to Johnson County
STATEHOUSE – State Representative John Price (R-Greenwood) attended the ceremony honoring 24 Hoosier communities receiving over $8M in community development grants. The award ceremony was held at the Statehouse where Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann presented awards to multiple communities across Indiana.
Funded with federal dollars from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, 21 communities received grants from the Community Focus Fund (CFF), and the Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP), as part of the 17th round of grants, awarded three Hoosier communities. Both the CFF and MSRP aim to assist smaller Hoosier cities and towns with long-term community development initiatives. While the MSRP focuses on refurbishing the downtown areas of each awarded community, the CFF covers a broader spectrum of community enhancement projects, including the one awarded to the town of Edinburg.
Edinburg has been awarded $127,000 to demolish a blighted grain elevator and office structure built in the 1950s. The project is critical to ongoing efforts to revitalize the community and provide for the health and safety of residents.
“I am glad to hear about this grant going to Edinburg,” said Rep. Price. “The safety and security of the residents of District 47 is my top priority. I am also looking forward to the final outcome of Edinburg’s revitalization. This town has so much to offer and this grant will continue the betterment of Edinburg.”
The grants are administered through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs which will assist community leaders during the 18-month implementation process as well.
Visit www.in.gov/house_republicans to learn more about Rep. Price or visit www.in.gov/ocra to learn more about OCRA, the CFF or the MSRP.