Applications Available For Community Development Block Grants

Round one proposals will be accepted until Friday, April 3.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Rural communities across the state sometimes need extra financial help to start, continue, or finish projects. 

Yesterday, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) opened the first round of 2020 Community Development Block Grants to help these communities. 

"Rural communities have many pressing needs that require outside financial assistance. Through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana requests federal funds to help rural communities with a variety of projects to include sewer and water systems, community centers, health and safety programs, and many others. These funds help communities improve their quality of life and ensure the health and safety of their citizens."

During this first round, applications will be accepted for Main Street Revitalization, Public Facilities, Stormwater Improvements, and Wastewater/Drinking Water

Round one proposals will be accepted until Friday, April 3. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals by 4 PM, as there will be no technical support available after that time. 

Final applications are due by Friday, May 22. 

Funding awards will be announced on Thursday, July 16. 

You can now submit proposals through the new Electronic Grants Management System (eGMS). 

2020 Round One Instructions for the 2020 Community Development Block Grants are available on the OCRA website. 

For more information, you can contact the Community Liaison assigned for your region. 

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