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New Program Helps Communities Maximize Stimulus Dollars


Hoosier communities have a new resource to help them make the most of their federal stimulus dollars. 

It’s called the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program, or HELP. It's a program of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch announced the measure at a news conference at Ivy Tech in Evansville Tuesday.

It’s a year long program for local communities to access university and state government resources as they figure out how to spend their share of the nearly $1.3 billion in funds delivered to Indiana cities and towns under the American Rescue Plan Act.

According to a release, HELP will have three cohorts, with each cohort supporting up to four communities. The application for the first cohort opens on September 6th. The deadline is October 1st.

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