Indianapolis – Lt. Governor Becky Skillman selected Streets of Sullivan as a downtown enhancement grant recipient. The organization received $5,000 to fund façade upgrades in their downtown district. 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. Governor Skillman.  “These grant dollars are highly competitive and assist our Indiana Main Streets with achieving their long-term strategies.”

 This project will focus on the façade restoration of several storefronts on West Washington Street.  The project will include masonry work and exterior paint for three buildings.  Streets of Sullivan is partnering with the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, the Sullivan Lions Club and the Island Way Trading, Inc. to complete this project. 

 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.