Ligonier Wins $450k for Drainage Improvements

According to a news release from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Ligonier is one of 21 rural Hoosier communities that will receive more than $12.3 million in federal grant funding. The news was announced in early January.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the new year by awarding these 21 rural communities with over $12 million in grant funding that will take them to even greater levels,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “This funding will support projects that are crucial to their continued economic development efforts, and will ultimately improve the quality of life for residents throughout the community.”

Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects such as: infrastructure improvement, downtown revitalization, public facilities and economic development. Since 2016, Noble County, including incorporated communities within the county, have received more than $8.6M in funding. Ligonier's most recent $450,000 award will be used to replace existing deteriorated storm drainage lines and inlets in order to eliminate the ponding of surface water and sanitary sewer back-up issues currently faced by residents. Over 2,000 linear feet of new storm draining lines will be added and 16 new inlets and standard manhole castings.