2012-02-14 / Front Page

Cloverdale Council Takes Part In Awards Ceremony At Statehouse

Staff Report


Taking part in Friday’s special awards ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse were, left to right: Kristy Jerrell, WCIEDD Grant Administrator; Coweta Patton, Cloverdale Town Council member; Cathy Tipton, past town council president; Lt. Governor Becky Skillman; Dennis Padgett, town council member; Don Sublett, town council president; and Gary Bennington, council member. (Courtesy Photo) Taking part in Friday’s special awards ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse were, left to right: Kristy Jerrell, WCIEDD Grant Administrator; Coweta Patton, Cloverdale Town Council member; Cathy Tipton, past town council president; Lt. Governor Becky Skillman; Dennis Padgett, town council member; Don Sublett, town council president; and Gary Bennington, council member. (Courtesy Photo)

During a ceremony held Friday at the Indiana Statehouse, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman awarded a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant to the Town of Cloverdale to fund a waste water system improvement project. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) administers the grants, which are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Seventeen communities were recognized at the ceremony, with grant awards totaling more than $8 million.

The Community Focus Fund grants 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.

“The CFF program funds improvements that are necessary for cities, towns, and counties to succeed economically,” Skillman said. “Community infrastructure and quality of life projects help build stronger Hoosier communities.”

The project will address the Doe Creek Lift Station’s severe deterioration and ongoing operational problems, which began over 10 years ago. This project will provide a complete replacement of that lift station along with force main and wastewater line improvements.

For more information about the Community Focus Fund grant program, visit: www.in.gov/ocra/2374.htm.

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