FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jesse Cordray, Press Secretary
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 6, 2020) — The town of Galveston has been awarded $600,000 to improve the community's wastewater and drinking water program, said State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport).
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 24 rural communities across the state will receive more than $15.3 million in federal grant funding to improve water infrastructure.
Galveston will use the $600,000 grant to improve water pressure, flows and fire protection throughout the service area. The town will also replace more than 3,900 linear feet of eight-inch water mains and more than 2,500 linear feet of six-inch water mains.
"As communities across our district continue to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am grateful Galveston received funding to help with the costs of these projects," Donato said. "I commend local planners for their foresight in securing this funding and continuing to improve our community."
This grant was provided through the state's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which distributes federal funds to rural communities to assist with community projects.
The wastewater and drinking water program aims to protect the environment, reduce utility rates for low-to-moderate income communities and improve rural infrastructure to enable long-term economic growth.
The second round of the 2020 CDBG program begins Aug. 24, with proposals due Sept. 24 and final applications due Nov. 20. For further information on the program, visit www.in.gov/ocra/3010.htm.
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