Decatur is a Finalist for 2014 Stellar Communities Program

By BROOKE WELCH | bwelch@wfft.com

Published 03/21 2014 02:04PM

Updated 03/24 2014 08:23AM

The city of Decatur is 1 of 6 Hoosier communities that have been named as a finalist for the 2014 Stellar Communities Program.

Several state agencies created the program to award Federal and State funding to city redevelopment projects.  The city applied for more than $10 million dollars worth of Federal and State funding.

If approved, Decatur government and private donations would fund an additional $4 million dollars for the projects.

An attorney for the City of Decatur says their application focuses on the use of art as a means of economic development.

Finalist communities include Huntington, Marion, Wabash, Mount Vernon, and Nashville.

The 2 finalists who are awarded grants will have 3 years to complete their projects.

WFFT's Brooke Welch has more...

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