Clay City receives $700K grant for community improvements

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Clay City recently received a $700,000 federal grant for wastewater system improvements, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

Heaton said the grant will be used to rehabilitate four lift stations and make improvements to sewer lines.

“This grant will help Clay City move forward with important infrastructure improvements,” Heaton said. “These improvements will allow the town to enhance public health and safety.”

According to Heaton, funds are distributed to rural communities through the Community Development Block Grant Program to assist local governments with infrastructure, community revitalization and long-term development projects.

More than $10.8 million in federal grant funding was awarded to 19 rural communities through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Communities applied for grants across four sub programs including the Main Street Revitalization Program, Public Facilities Program, Stormwater Improvement Program and Wastewater Drinking Water Program.

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