Get in Line! First Call for OCRA Projects.

The Town of Windfall’s aging wastewater treatment plant has new life thanks to a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).

The $2.1 million improvement project is expected to be completed this spring.

“The lift stations are working much better and I don’t have to run down there every time it rains, which is wonderful,” said Denise Ryan, a member of the Town of Windfall Council. “It’s a dream coming true for our small town.”

Small Indiana towns and cities will get a chance to apply for the first round of CDBG funding on March 29 as OCRA makes its first Call for Projects in 2021. Proposals are due by April 29 and awards are expected to be announced in mid-August. A second round of funding will be announced later this year.

OCRA’s Wastewater and Drinking Water Program is aimed at protecting the community’s health and environment, reducing utility rates for low-to-moderate income communities and improving rural infrastructure to support long term growth.

Read the full ‘First Call for OCRA Project‘ newsletter.