(INDIANAPOLIS) - Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has awarded a $40,000 planning grant to the city of Mitchell for a comprehensive 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 and strengthen their town," Ellspermann said. "We are pleased to support the grant request from the city of Mitchell as community leaders and residents explore ways to improve their community."
The planning grant for the city of Mitchell will be used to assess current trends and make future projections. It will also help Mitchell develop a core vision by establishing goals, policies, and objectives for future growth, land use and supporting infrastructure.
The majority of the funding comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant program, which has proven to be an effective tool for community-based planning and research initiatives. Mitchell provided a local match of $8,200.
The CDBG program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
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