Grant Services

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KIRPC writes and administers a variety of grant types to help community and economic development projects. Below is a list of some of the grant programs most often used:

Community Focus Fund (CFF) - Grant program of the Indiana Office of Rural Affairs to distribute the state's Community Development Block Grant funds. Funds can be used for many different types of projects including water, sewer, storm sewer, fire trucks. community centers, and others. Maximum grant amount is $500,000 with a minimum 10% local match.

CDBG Planning Grants - Also administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, a grantee can obtain up to $50,000 to prepare long-term community development plans. Type of plans that can be funded include infrastructure plans, comprehensive plans, economic development plans, historic preservation, park plans, and others. A minimum of 10% local match is required.

Public Works Grants - A grant program of the U. S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. Funds can be used to revitalize, expand, and upgrade a community's physical infrastructure to attract new industry, encourage business expansion, diversify local economies, and generate or retain long-term, private sector jobs and investment.

Other Grant Programs - Some of the other grant programs KIRPC has experience with includes: IDEM Recycling Grants, IDEM 319 Grants, Indiana DNR Grants, EPA STAG Grants, and others.