Schnebelt Park in Greendale
(Greendale, Ind.) - The City of Greendale will have to wait a bit longer before finding out if it will stay in the running for a large grant.
The city is competing with 23 others across Indiana to become one of two Indiana communities named Stellar Communities by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
The finalists were supposed to be announced last week, however, the OCRA announced that the naming of finalist cities would be delayed until this week.
The Stellar Community grant provides hundreds of thousands of dollars to two Indiana communities each year. The grant money is to be used for various projects ranging from parks, roads and infrastructure.
According to the OCRA, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the State Revolving Fund are participating in this innovative program.
The Stellar Communities program embodies collaborative government partnerships and successfully leverages state and federal funding from multiple agencies to undertake large-scale projects. Through this program, Indiana is doing more with current resources and making a bigger impact in communities, even with a slimmer budget.
In addition to Greendale, communities that have submitted letters of interest in the Stellar Community program include Angola, Arcadia, Auburn, Bedford, Chandler, Crawfordsville, Dunkirk, Frankfort, Franklin, Jasper, Marion, Mount Vernon, New Castle, Petersburg, Plymouth, Remington, Richmond, Salem, Speedway, Spencer, Vincennes, Wabash, and Washington.