2018-04-25 / Front Page

Roachdale receives grant

Roachdale recently received a grant for improvement projects from the U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Development, according to State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle).

Funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with projects like improving infrastructure, revitalizing communities and long-term development efforts.

Roachdale received a grant for $500,000 to repurpose an abandoned building as a community center. The project will include the demolition of outside structures, an addition to the building and several interior renovations.

“Using these grant funds to put an old building into service again will be a great way for Roachdale to improve the quality of life in the community,” Baird said. “The benefits from this project will continue for years and years to come.”

Baird said more than $11 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 21 rural communities through the program. Communities applied for grants across five programs that include the Blight Clearance Program, Public Facilities Program, Stormwater Improvement Program, Wastewater Drinking Water Program and Main Street Revitalization Program.

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