Crouch announces 21 communities to receive more than $12 million

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2020) – Today,  Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced that 21 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $12.3 million in federal grant funding.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the new year by awarding these 21 rural communities with over $12 million in grant funding that will take them to even greater levels,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “This funding will support projects that are crucial to their continued economic development efforts, and will ultimately improve the quality of life for residents throughout the community.”

The state of Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects such as: infrastructure improvement, downtown revitalization, public facilities and economic development.

“This was the first round to fully utilize the new Indiana Electronic Grants Management System as announced last year by Lt. Governor Crouch,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “This new system has streamlined the application and funds distribution process and we are excited for how it will continue to help us improve the quality of life for Hoosiers across the state.”

The first round of the 2020 CDBG program begins on February 24, 2020, with proposals due on April 3 at 4 p.m. ET and final applications due May 22 at 4 p.m. ET.

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