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Lt. Governor Skillman Awards More Than $34 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects from Disaster Recovery Funds

September 27, 2010
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09/28/10 Last week, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced that 38 Hoosier communities will receive grants totaling $34,423,314 for water infrastructure projects. These grants are funded by an appropriation for disaster recovery efforts from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. These funds were made available to aid in economic recovery after several natural disasters caused damage in many areas across the state during 2008. Indiana’s CDBG Disaster Recovery program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

“These communities sustained extensive damage during flooding in 2008, and completing these projects will prevent a similar setback in the future,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. “Adequate water infrastructure and wastewater treatment is not only imperative to the health and well-being of a community’s residents, but it’s necessary for economic growth, too.”

Grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Community distress needs, percentage of low-to-moderate income households served, and project’s impact on overall economic recovery efforts were considered in the scoring procedure.

OCRA provides technical assistance to community leaders during the 18-month implementation of their storm water improvement projects. Local grantees include: the Town of Bourbon who will receive $800,000 and the Town of Culver who was awarded $994,000.

The complete list of communities receiving grants follows:

Community
County
Grant Amount

Alexandria, City of
Madison
1,000,000

Bainbridge, Town of
Putnam
$917,500

Berne, City of
Adams
$960,000

Bicknell, City of
Knox
$1,000,000

Bourbon, Town of
Marshall
800,000

Brookston, Town of
White
775,000

Camden, Town of
Carroll
737,875

Center Point, Town of
Clay
$956,530

Chalmers, Town of
White
930,000

Clark County
Clark
885,000

Crane, Town of
Martin
624,524

Crawford County
Crawford
$919,500

Culver, Town of
Marshall
994,000

English, Town of
Crawford
$770,500

Fowler, Town of
Benton
925,770

Gosport, Town of
Owen
994,999

Hope, Town of
Bartholomew
706,900

Hymera, Town of
Sullivan
1,000,000

Jeffersonville, City of
Clark
941,650

Kentland, Town of
Newton
704,000

Kingman, Town of
Fountain
1,000,000

Lagro, Town of
Wabash
770,500

Lakeville, Town of
St. Joseph
$494,859

Laurel, Town of
Franklin
$992,000

Lynnville, Town of
Warrick
$1,000,000

Mitchell, City of
Lawrence
1,000,000

Monticello, City of
White
1,000,000

New Richmond, Town of
Montgomery
955,610

North Vernon, City of
Jennings
939,704

Oldenburg, Town of
Franklin
$1,000,000

Remington, Town of
Jasper
1,000,000

Ridgeville, Town of
Randolph
966,775

Salem, City of
Washington
1,000,000

Shoals, Town of
Martin
991,000

Sunman, Town of
Ripley
$1,000,000

Union City, City of
Randolph
836,000

Waynetown, Town of
Montgomery
952,000

Winslow, Town of
Pike
$981,118

TOTAL:
34,423,314

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