Brookville is a finalist for state program

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Brookville is one of only five Indiana cities named as a finalist for an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs pilot program.

The “PreservINg Main Street Pilot Program” is designed to build a sustainable historic preservation ethic while building local capacity and a comprehensive downtown revitalization model.

If Brookville is selected the community would be eligible for implementation funds of up to $2 million through OCRA’s Community Development Block Grant program, along with multiple capacity building opportunities through a partnership with Main Street America, Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks.

“This was a very competitive program with dozens of communities applying,” said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. “While we saw many great applications, these five communities really stood out. We look forward to continue working with these finalists and visiting the communities in the next steps.”

The winning community will be announced in September.