The Heart of Salem Committee has been working on the Community Block Development Grant for approximately two years and the work has finally paid off!
The group learned in September they would be a recipient of a Community Block Development Grant. The group attended the Awards Ceremony for the Community Development Block Grants in Indianapolis on December 1st. The Heart of Salem/Main Street Committee was awarded a $400,000.00 grant for usage on the Salem Square. Priority usage of the grant will be sidewalk restructuring, new benches and planters, and the repair of sidewalk bricks.
Pictured from left to right at the awards ceremony in image above: Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, City Councilman Wally Terkhorn, ARa representative Deb Lilly, City Councilman Warren Jones, City Clerk- Treasurer/Heart of Salem Member Pat Persinger, Heart of Salem Member/Mayor’s Asst. Joy Bierly, Councilman Justin Green, Councilman Ron Haendiges, Street Department Asst./Heart of Salem member Cindy Walton, Mayor David Bower, Park and Rec. Director/Heart of Salem member Denise Newkirk, and Salem Utilities Office Manager/Heart of Salem Chairperson, Carol Brough.