Executive Hearing Police Matters
Monday February 13th at 8:00pm
Lizton seeks federal grant
Money would help with infrastructure
By Sara Nahrwold [email protected]
LIZTON — The town of Lizton is asking residents for help.
Lizton is in the process of applying for a community development block grant (CDBG) through the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs (IOCRA).
“We have some infrastructure issues,” Tonya Perry, Lizton clerk treasurer, said. “We definitely need to get some updating done on sewer and stormwater and our streets are definitely needing some care.”
The CDBG is a federally funded grant program and is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To receive the grant dollars, combined income levels must be provided for households benefiting from the grant.
To do this, Lizton will be sending out surveys to 200 households and must receive 150 back.
All information provided by citizens in the survey will be kept confidential and only a collective summary will be included in the grant application.
The survey includes questions surrounding the number of people in a household, number of families in a household, income level and race.
Perry said it’s important that Lizton receives this grant.
“We are a small town and there are lots of people here who are elderly and a lot on fixed incomes,” she said. “We are getting enough business in town, water would be hugely beneficial for the whole town.”
Perry plans to send out reminders to fill out the survey on sewer bills, post flyers around town and put the information on the town’s Facebook and town website pages.
Residents can drop off completed surveys to her office, in the drop box after hours or mail them in.
She will continue to send out reminders until the 150 is reached and hopes it’s sooner rather than later. Each time the surveys are mailed, it costs the town money for the postage and material.
“I hope there are enough people who want updated infrastructure,” Perry said.
For questions about the survey, call Perry at 317-994-5500. To learn more about Lizton, visit the website at townoflizton.com.