Lt. Gov. Crouch and State Legislators join OCRA in honoring rural communities including Logansport

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs recognized more than 85 individuals and communities who partnered with the agency throughout 2019 to collaboratively shape and execute their vision for local community and economic development opportunities.

“By working together, these communities applied innovative changes to their public buildings, parks, walkways, main streets and economic developments,” Crouch said. “In partnership with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, local leaders are able to utilize this funding to incorporate the plans to further their economic and community development.”

Crouch said more than $56 million local community dollars were combined with the $35 million OCRA funding to complete quality of place improvements like water system enhancements, building of public facilities, main street revitalization, historic renovation and downtown enhancement.

“Today is a great day to celebrate all the successes, collaborative efforts and planning our Hoosier communities have achieved over the last year,” said Jodi Golden, OCRA Executive Director. “Our office was fortunate to help our rural cities, towns and counties grow and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for all of them as they continue to develop.”

The 2019 awards ceremony marks OCRA’s 14th anniversary since the agency’s creation in 2005. State legislators, mayors, local elected officials, grant administrators, community development organizations, community partners and businesses were present at the awards ceremony and celebration.

Below is the list of awards and for copies of the photos, click here.

Organization CountyProgram NameGrant AwardLocal Match
Flora, Town ofCarrollBlight Clearance$302,997$33,667
Hagerstown, Town ofWayneBlight Clearance$207,000$32,672
Haubstadt, Town ofGibsonBlight Clearance$110,000$13,800
Patoka, Town ofGibsonBlight Clearance$50,000$7,500
Valpraiso, City ofPorterBlight Clearance$500,000$359,599
Bedford, City ofLawrenceDowntown Development Week$1,000$1,500
Edinburgh, Town ofBartholomew/Johnson/ShelbyDowntown Development Week$1,000$500
Jeffersonville, City ofClarkDowntown Development Week$1,000$500
Knightstown, Town ofHenryDowntown Development Week$1,000$500
Streets of Monticello Association, IncWhiteDowntown Development Week$550$550
500 Main LLC (Dan Boecher)ElkhartHistoric Renovation Grant$100,000$476,875
Ann Knebel & Edward KornegayDuboisHistoric Renovation Grant$11,175$11,175
AP Backstay Lofts LLC (Jonathan R. Anderson)RandolphHistoric Renovation Grant$100,000$650,000
AP BenHur LLC (Jonathan R. Anderson)MontgomeryHistoric Renovation Grant$100,000$150,000
Central Lofts LLC (Jonathan R. Anderson)VanderburghHistoric Renovation Grant$100,000$259,000
Derek and Christine MayFountainHistoric Renovation Grant$100,000$106,743
Gregory Scott BeaselyPutnamHistoric Renovation Grant$15,756$15,756
Indiana LandmarksFloydHistoric Renovation Grant$15,000$15,000
James P. BuckinghamAdamsHistoric Renovation Grant$17,994$43,125
Morgan Building and Land, LLCTippecanoeHistoric Renovation Grant$32,200$32,200
Heart of SullivanSullivanINspire Idea! competition$4,960$1,750
LaPorte Economic Advancement PartnershipLaPorteINspire Idea! competition$4,853$0
Brazil, City ofClayMain Street Revitalization$461,491$115,373
Hope, Town ofBartholomewMain Street Revitalization$428,360$144,765
Kendallville, City ofNobleMain Street Revitalization$600,000$505,000
Kirklin, Town ofClintonMain Street Revitalization$600,000$150,000
Logansport, City ofCassMain Street Revitalization$600,000$395,650
Remington, Town ofJasperMain Street Revitalization$600,000$165,470
Rochester, City ofFultonMain Street Revitalization$600,000$161,720
Seymour, City ofJacksonMain Street Revitalization$590,000$437,000
Edinburgh, Town ofBartholomew/Johnson/ShelbyPeer$20,000$20,000
Rushville, City ofRushPeer$4,000$4,000
Wabash, City ofWabashPeer$4,000$4,000
Birdseye, Town ofDuboisPublic Facilities$500,000$219,000
Clay CountyClayPublic Facilities$495,000$55,000
Decatur CountyDecaturPublic Facilities$441,509$60,300
Holton, Town ofRipleyPublic Facilities$500,000$182,830
Jefferson CountyJeffersonPublic Facilities$500,000$450,000
Kentland, Town ofNewtonPublic Facilities$500,000$916,805
Lakeville, Town ofSt. JosephPublic Facilities$500,000$235,000
Lawrenceburg, City ofDearbornPublic Facilities$279,760$279,760
Mecca, Town ofParkePublic Facilities$500,000$57,000
Otterbein, Town ofBentonPublic Facilities$500,000$91,000
Randolph CountyRandolphPublic Facilities$500,000$71,100
Scott CountyScottPublic Facilities$500,000$935,650
Wabash CountyWabashPublic Facilities$500,000$261,422
Batesville Main StreetFranklin/RipleyQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$7,100
Brown County Enrichment for Teens/Kids on WheelsBrownQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$2,500
Coatesville Downtown Revitalization, Inc.HendricksQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$3,422
Columbus Parks and Recreation DepartmentBartholomewQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$4,260
Dillsboro, Town ofDearbornQuick Impact Placebased$4,369$9,365
Discover PlymouthMarshallQuick Impact Placebased$3,500$3,000
Tell City Regional Arts AssociationPerryQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$8,065
Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Inc.TippecanoeQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$45,000
Urban Enterprise Association, City of RichmondWayneQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$19,328
Wabash MarketplaceWabashQuick Impact Placebased$4,418$4,418
Warren County Community FoundationWarrenQuick Impact Placebased$5,000$5,222
Andrews, Town ofHuntingtonStormwater Improvements$600,000$150,067
Chandler, Town ofWarrickStormwater Improvements$600,000$177,400
Connersville, City ofFayetteStormwater Improvements$600,000$743,000
Ligonier, City ofNobleStormwater Improvements$450,000$150,000
Montpelier, City ofBlackfordStormwater Improvements$600,000$88,300
Union City, City ofRandolphStormwater Improvements$600,000$67,000
Advance, Town ofBooneWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$784,000
Alexandria, City ofMadisonWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$600,000
Austin, City ofScottWastewater/Drinking Water$550,000$159,000
Brookville, Town ofFranklinWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$604,900
Carlisle, Town ofSullivanWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$2,915,000
Centerville, Town ofWayneWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$2,791,000
Clay City, Town ofClayWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$312,000
Columbia City, City ofWhitleyWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$8,410,000
Eaton, Town ofDelawareWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$150,000
Fayette CountyFayetteWastewater/Drinking Water$550,000$138,000
Glenwood, Town ofFayette/RushWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$150,000
Kingsford Heights, Town ofLaPorteWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$190,850
Knox, City ofStarkeWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$1,272,772
Lizton, Town ofHendricksWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$3,069,070
Martinsville, City ofMorganWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$5,291,000
Medaryville, Town ofPulaskiWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$173,250
Milltown, Town ofHarrisonWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$940,000
Montezuma, Town ofParkeWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$515,500
Mount Vernon, City ofPoseyWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$680,000
Newport, Town ofVermillionWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$2,544,000
North Salem, Town ofHenricksWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$800,000
Prince’s Lakes, Town ofJohnsonWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$4,668,700
Rockville, Town ofParkeWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$911,322
Saint Paul, Town ofDecatur/ShelbyWastewater/Drinking Water$600,000$216,500
Spencer, Town ofOwenWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$307,500
Washington, City ofDaviessWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$1,300,000
Westport, Town ofDecaturWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$3,394,000
Williamsport, Town ofWarrenWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$726,300
Windfall, Town ofTiptonWastewater/Drinking Water$700,000$2,955,400

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs