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[OCRA] Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Awards the Town of Rockport $15,000 for a Park and Recreation Master Plan
Start Date: 7/15/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 7/15/2013End Time: 6:00 PM
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Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Awards a

$15,000 Planning Grant to the Town of Rockport

Indianapolis – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann has awarded a $15,000 planning grant to the town of Rockport for a park and recreation master plan through the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs. 

“Planning grants are an important first step as communities consider the best way to attract new businesses,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann.  “By seeking to improve community amenities the town of Rockport is on the path to economic growth.”

The plan will guide the programs, facilities and policies of the city and park board as they plan for the future.  It will also provide a detailed program of how to meet community park and recreation needs.

The majority of the funding comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which has proven to be an effective tool for community-based planning and research initiatives. Rockport provided a local match of $3,500.

The CDBG program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Please visit www.in.gov/ocra for additional information on this grant program. 

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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs was created by legislation in 2005, making rural Indiana a major focus for the first time. For additional information on OCRA and its programs visit www.in.gov/ocra .

For updates from the Lt. Governor and the agencies she oversees, please visit www.in.gov/lgov .

Contact Information:
Name: Ian Slatter
Phone: 317 232 0162
Email: islatter@ocra.in.gov
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