Warren earns enhancement grant from IN

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman selected Historic Warren as a downtown enhancement grant recipient.

The organization received $5,000 to fund façade upgrades to downtown structures. The lieutenant governor named nine grant winners totaling nearly $45,000.

The Downtown Enhancement Grants are administered by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), and were created to fund projects that support and promote community-based planning, marketing and restoration efforts for Indiana Main Street communities.

"The downtown square is an important part of our rural communities both visually and economically," said Lt. Gov. Skillman.  "These grant dollars are highly competitive and assist our Indiana Main Streets with achieving their long-term strategies."

The façade improvement program in Warren will provide an opportunity for needed improvements to the façades of downtown structures.

The project will include exterior painting, restoration of awnings, window replacement and masonry renovation. The organization has partnered with the Town to provide matching funds for the establishment of this program.

Indiana Main Street, a division of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, was established to provide economic revitalization and professional assistance to participating communities.

Indiana Main Street encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Hoosier cities and towns.