Lt. Governor Announces New Grant Awarded to the City of Huntingburg


HUNTINGBURG -- The City of Huntingburg has been awarded a new round of grant funding through the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

It’s one of 40 Indiana Main Street programs to receive $5,000 through the new Taking Care of Main Street fund. The program provides operational support for Indiana’s Main Street organizations impacted by COVID-19.

State officials say local businesses were hit especially hard by the pandemic and they hope the extra cash will come in handy.

Destination Huntingburg will use the funds to continue work this year and to aid in next year’s planned projects.

The announcement, made Monday by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, comes just days after she visited Huntingburg to dedicate the city’s last Stellar Project; the 4th Street Heritage Trail.

The grant funds can be used to pay salaries, administrative fees, space and equipment rental or staff development and training.