Indiana County Commissioners

Lt. Gov. Crouch, OCRA announced 13 communities to receive over $8 million in federal grants

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs today announced 13 rural Indiana communities will receive more than $8 million in federal grant funding to create and expand community facilities, remove blight and improve water infrastructure.
A County Project receiving Public Facilities Program grant funding include:
  • Decatur County, with the Decatur County Family YMCA, is awarded $500,000 for the completion of necessary building improvements to the YMCA. This project will entail the structural replacement of the roof over the original 39,000 square foot YMCA facility in Greensburg. This project will benefit the residents of Decatur County by stabilizing the structure so that continued public health and social services can be provided, improving the quality of life for Decatur County residents.
A County Project receiving Wastewater Drinking Water Program grant funding include:
  • Dekalb County is awarded $700,000 to build a new wastewater treatment plant for the St. Joe Spencerville Regional Sewer District. The project consists of demolishing the existing treatment facility and the construction of new tanks and treatment facility.

The Local Transportation Asset Management Conference @ Purdue University 

April 29 - PASER Workshop 
April 30 - LTAM Conference 
The goal of this conference is to provide a wide variety of training that is applicable for transportation providers. Sessions will include: updates to Asset Management requirements, data collection, data analysis, pavement and bridge preservation, best construction practices, best fleet and equipment practices, lowering life cycle costs, and much more. PDH, CEU, and Road Scholar credits are available. 

Day of the Conference (April 30th, 9 AM - 4:30 PM)
Location: Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms, 101 Grant St, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A)

Grant Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Funds for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 SS4A grant program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to support planning, infrastructural, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users, including pedestrians; bicyclists; public transportation, personal conveyance, and micro-mobility users; motorists; and commercial vehicle operators.

ICC Statehouse Day Press Release

February 15, 2024

Indiana County Commissioners (ICC) Day at the Statehouse: Moving Forward Together
In an active display of collaboration and advocacy, the Indiana County Commissioners (ICC) Association Board of Directors and Legislative Committee recently convened at the Statehouse for a day dedicated to advancing their legislative priorities. With specific focus on protecting local decision making, ensuring access to mental health services, and more, ICC members engaged with key General Assembly leaders to champion the needs of Indiana counties.

At the heart of ICC's mission lies a commitment to providing top-notch education, leadership support, and advocacy services for county commissioners across Indiana. Under the notion "Stronger Counties for a Stronger Indiana," ICC serves as a vital conduit between local officials and the broader state government, advocating for policies that strengthen counties and uplift communities statewide.


Taking It To The Streets -
Every Day is Stormwater Day

IC 13-15-3-6
•Permit issued on: 12/9/2021
•Permit effective on: 12/18/2021
•Permit expires on: 12/17/2026



Agricultural Land Use & Zoning School

Agricultural Land Use & Zoning School
Thursday March 7, 2024 8:30 am – Noon
There is no cost to attend – Registration is Required
Virtual online webcast.
Credits: The course has been approved for 3.5 CLE credit hours for attending attorneys.
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Challenge Process Webinars Announcement 

Calling all permissible challengers looking to participate in the Indiana Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Challenge Process. On behalf of the Indiana Broadband Office (IBO), we hope this message finds you well! As a valued participant in the Indiana BEAD program, you are receiving this email because we want to ensure that you are well-prepared for the upcoming Challenge Phase that officially kicks off March 4, 2024.


Applications for the fund are now available.

Sherry Seiwert Program Director with the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) presented information on the New Residential Infrastructure Fund at our 2023 Annual Conference in the Workforce Housing Development Opportunities session.

Applications for the fund are now available on the IFA website at IFA: Residential Housing Infrastructure Assistance Program.

The Fund may finance public infrastructure for the support of residential housing, including the purchase of land necessary to accommodate an Eligible Project including any soil excavation and/or compaction. All funds will be distributed to a political subdivision in the form of a low interest loan. “ Eligible Project” is a project that includes the installation, replacement, upgrade or improvement of public infrastructure for the support of residential housing.

Sherry Seiwert
Program Director
100 North Senate Ave., STE 1275
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(p): 317-653-5194  (e): [email protected]
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CDBG Planning Grants
now open for applications

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs' Community Development Block Grant Planning Grant program is now open for applications. First quarter applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 16, 2024, via the Indiana Electronic Grants Management System, found here. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 16, 2024, as technical assistance will not be available after that time.

The following plan types will be open as part of the first quarter round:

  • COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Water Infrastructure Plan
  • Broadband Readiness Plan
  • Economic Development Plan
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Public Facilities Feasibility Study
  • Historic Preservation Plan
  • Downtown Revitalization Plan

Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) currently accepting nominations local public health awards

In recognition of outstanding public health service, partnership and impact, the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) has created the following annual local public health awards. Any local health department/team member is eligible, and IDOH is currently accepting nominations.

Nominations will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 23. Awards will be presented on Feb. 22, during Public Health Day at the Statehouse.

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