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9/8/2015 11:33:00 AM
OCRA awards grant to Rushville to address ADA issues at new city center

Rushville Republican

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) awarded the Town of Rushville with a $280,000 grant through the Public Facilities Program (PFP) to address ADA issues for a building that has been vacant, but will soon become the new home of the Rushville City Center.

“I appreciate OCRA for providing this grant, which will help fund major improvements in the town of Rushville,” State Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) said. “By establishing a Rushville City Center and making it accessible for all citizens, everyone in the community will benefit.”

The center will have multiple community uses, including utility offices, meeting rooms and council chambers, as well as an easily accessible city hall.

“The establishment and continued maintenance of public facilities and historic buildings is vital to the identity of an area, but also to the preservation of the culture of the entire state,” OCRA Executive Director Bill Konyha said. “With the funds attained through PFP, the Town of Rushville is taking a huge step in ensuring the safety and well being of its residents.”

The goals of PFP are to improve quality of place in communities across the state as well as to generate jobs and spur economic revitalization. Eligible PFP projects range from community facilities such as libraries, museums, community centers, and performance spaces to historic preservation efforts.

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