grant-awardedLt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced Thursday over $12 million in federal grant funding to rural Hoosier communities.

“Several cities and towns throughout Indiana are dedicated to improving their quality of place and the amount of communities participating in this round of grants reflects that,” said Lt. Governor Holcomb.  “A key factor in establishing a good quality of life is ensuring a community can guarantee their residents the health and safety that they deserve, which is what CDBG strives to accomplish.”

The Town of Walkertown has been awarded $400,000 for the construction of a new library/ media center which will house new publications, computer/technology labs, meeting areas and a youth activity space. This will benefit residents of the town and of Lincoln Township by providing a space learning environment to better enhance the local quality of life.