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Daleville gains grant for ‘streetscape’

635975432618880824-dalevillelot366Daleville and three other Indiana communities were awarded grants of $50,000 to fund parks, public venues and other quality-of-place projects through Indiana’s Place Based Investment Funding grants, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office announced Thursday.

The announcement said that Daleville’s funding will be for “streetscape” improvements along the proposed Old Town Junction project.

Old Town Junction will be a $3.7 million mixed-use redevelopment project consisting of retail and office space as well as loft apartments. Envoy Inc., the project leader, presented the idea to the public during a meeting on April 28.

The project’s proximity to a waterway will ideally bring visitors into the downtown after a day on the White River.

Cicero, Nashville and La Porte also received $50,000 grants.

“The Placed Based Investment Fund is a terrific partnership opportunity between state government and local communities,” Holcomb said in a press release. “High quality of life is a trademark of Indiana communities all across the state, and local leaders know better than anyone how to enhance and promote their appeal.”

The fund is in its fourth year and is a competitive matching-grant program administered as a partnership between the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The grant program supports community and economic development projects across the state.

“It’s critical that we get these grants,” said Tom Roberts, Daleville’s Town Council president.

“We want to spare the money from the taxpayer as much as we can, and these grants allow us to stretch our money that much more.”

Augusta Consulting helps Daleville to write dozens of grants every year to drastically increase funds for town projects.

Previous grants the town has used include the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)’s Hardest Hit Fund to tear down blighted homes, a Homeland Security grant to help fund police body cameras for the Police Department, and other grants for different road and green-space improvements.

The intended recipients of the Place Based Investment Funding grants are performance-based quality-of-place initiatives that maximize investment by local governments and economic development organizations. The programs aim to provide funding opportunities for projects that seek to create jobs and further establish a diverse local economy.

Source: The Star Press

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