Andrews gets stormwater improvement grant

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, has announced that 17 rural Hoosier communities receive more than $10.5 million in federal grant funding, including the Town of Andrews.

Andrews was awarded $600,000 for stormwater improvements. This project installs 1,650 linear feet of drainage, nine inlets and seven utility poles along McKeever Street from the intersection with Jackson Street to Loon Creek, to address residential flooding. 

“These collaborations between federal, state and local partners are improving the lives of Hoosiers across the state and strengthening community pride,” Crouch said. “I applaud this round’s local leadership for their commitment to bettering their communities, as well as their tremendous use of partnerships to address a challenge.”

The state of Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects such as infrastructure improvement, downtown revitalization, public facilities and economic development.
“We’re thrilled to support such a diverse array of projects in cities and towns throughout rural Indiana,” said Jodi Golden, executive director of OCRA. “Communities with reliable infrastructure are positioned for growth and an improved quality of life.”

The second round of the 2019 CDBG program begins on Aug. 19, with proposals due on Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. ET and final applications due Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. ET.