Decatur YMCA to receive $500k grant through state

Decatur County’s YMCA will be receiving a half million dollar grant through the state to improve its facilities.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced today that 13 communities were receiving a share of $8 million in federal grants to improve their communities. That includes efforts to expand facilities, remove blight and improve water infrastructure.

The Decatur County Family YMCA is being awarded $500,000 to complete needed building improvements at its facility in Greensburg. The project will involve the structural replacement of the roof over the 39 thousand square foot facility. The state says that stabilizing the structure will allow the community to continue public health and social services efforts there, benefiting the residents of Decatur County.

Indiana distributes federal Community Block Grant funds to rural communities. The Decatur County grant falls under the Public Facilities Program. Public facilities projects include fire stations, community facilities, libraries, museums, community centers, and performance spaces.