The Vigo County Council voted Tuesday evening on all of the 29 measures that were presented at last Thursday's sunshine meeting. The Council approved all ARPA funding requests presented at the sunshine meeting.
One month into office, Mayor Brandon Sakbun has big plans for Terre Haute. The mayor unveiled nine projects that he said would bring the city into the future. The projects would spend the remaining ARPA dollars the city has left.
Vigo County Commissioners are giving two local colleges money from the American Rescue Plan fund. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a total of $1 million for two schools. Saint Mary of the Woods College will receive $500,000 for its equine studies program and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will receive $500,000 for its Rose-Hulman Ventures program.
An expansion project for Happiness Bag received its final approval Tuesday.
Thrive West Central is continuing to pave the way to the future of sustainable housing with its “Homes for the Future” program. This initiative focuses on producing quality, age-friendly homes throughout West Central Indiana, addressing the region's burgeoning demand for sustainable, future-ready housing.
WTHI More projects are getting started in the Wabash Valley. Thrive West Central is beginning its brand new housing initiative. It's paid for by American Rescue Plan money. The project will help address Vigo County's housing problem, to help the community grow.
WTHI The Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute is requesting $225,000 in ARPA funds for a number of building projects. The museum hopes to update its heating and cooling system for storage of the works it houses, its original 1948 elevator, and a new indoor fire escape system.
Tribune-Star Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and the Vigo County Commissioners have developed a website to provide an update on how the $56.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds the city and county are dispersing.