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Verbatim: Berne, Lagro get disaster recovery grants

Statement issued Friday by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs:

Today, 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. Grantees include:

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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