Press release from Office of the Indiana Lieutenant Governor
(Ripley County, Ind.) - Lt. Governor Becky Skillman awarded a $400,000 Community Focus Fund (CFF) grant to Ripley County for a new fire station. Thirty-eight communities were recognized today during a statehouse ceremony, with grant awards totaling more than $16 million.
The grant will be used for the construction of a new fire station for the Delaware Township Community Volunteer Fire Department. The new station is expected to reduce response time and provide specific trainings for the department.
“The CFF grants aid our smaller cities and towns with their community improvement needs,” said Lt. Governor Skillman. “Upgrades in infrastructure, safety or utilities make our smaller communities more competitive in attracting residents as well as new businesses.”
The CFF grants are administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. These grants are federally funded through the Community Development Block Grant program. The CFFs are awarded annually through a competitive application process.
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: community and senior centers, special needs facilities, libraries, water system improvements, storm drainage projects and sewer system improvements.
For more information about the Community Focus Fund grant program, please visit http://www.in.gov/ocra/2374.htm.