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Statement issued Friday:

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced today that nine Hoosier communities will receive grants for downtown revitalization projects. Each of the communities is an active participant in the Indiana Main Street program.

“A thriving downtown is a key part of a community’s economic success,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. “With these grants, Main Street organizations can undertake relatively small projects that make a big impact on their local downtown district.”

Indiana Main Street is a statewide program that encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Hoosier cities and towns. The program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).

Main Street Programs receiving grants include:

Organization; Description; Grant Amount

Attica Downtown Revitalization Committee/City of Attica; Facade Project; $5,000.00

Downtown Auburn Business Association, Facade Project; $5,000.00

Berne Community Development Corporation; Wayfinding Signage; $5,000.00

City of Connersville/ Connersville Main Street; Facade Project; $5,000.00

Mainstreet Fairmount - Historic Fairmount, Inc.; Facade Project; $5,000.00

Greater Lafayette Commerce; Wayfinding Signage; $5,000.00

Logan’s Landing; Wayfinding Signage; $5,000.00

Rediscover Martinsville; Landscape Beautification Project; $5,000.00

Historic Plainfield Town Center; Facade/Signage Project; $5,000.00

For more information about Indiana Main Street, please visit

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