Indiana County will receive $500,000 in Keystone Communities grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Gov Tom Corbett announced on Monday.
The Indiana County Office of Planning and Development and The Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania will use $300,000 in grant money to assist residents and veterans who are permanently physically disabled with making modifications on their homes. The grant will cover renovations on a minimum of 18 homes.
The Blairsville Community Development Authority plans to use its $200,000 grant for public improvement projects to build eight condominiums in the Blairsville Riverfront Village. The condominiums will be sold at the market rate. Officials will also use a portion of the grant funds to improve infrastructure.
“The funding announced today through the Keystone Communities program will help support the residents of Indiana County through strategic infrastructure support,” Corbett said. “The health of our local communities ensures the health of our entire state and today we’re happy to support projects that will provide a boost in Indiana County.”