Grant Funding

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One year ago, Wabash, Indiana competed in a national competition to bring a half million dollars into the city. The money went to small business owners and improvements to the city’s downtown.

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller Wednesday announced another round of grant funding to distribute the overdose intervention drug naloxone to first responders around the state. Zoeller says a more sustainable funding source is necessary.

Previous grants for naloxone provided kits of the drug to law enforcement and first responders in about 45 counties.  Zoeller says new funding – $400,000 – will expand that further, with the eventual goal of statewide supply.

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Purdue University made national headlines this spring when the school’s researchers were the first to map the entire molecular structure of the Zika Virus. But National Institutes of Health leaders visited campus Thursday to say such triumphs may come less frequently unless Congress acts soon to secure funding.

March’s Zika breakthrough came with the help of money from grants funded by the NIH, the agency responsible for federal biomedical and health-related research.

City of Frankfort

As he’s been running for re-election this year, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has tried to position himself as the man at the middle of multiple changes in Frankfort.

Voters will decide next week whether they like the change they’ve seen or whether they want to make another change – at the top of city government.

On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we probe a few of those changes as the 2015 municipal elections loom.

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Governor Mike Pence wants federal aid for 19 counties affected by flooding that swept through Indiana earlier this summer. 

If granted, the governor’s request would provide FEMA grants to governments and some non-profit organizations in the 19 counties – most of which are in northeast and southeast parts of the state.

The grants would pay up to 75-percent of expenses to, for example, repair damage to roads, bridges and utilities.  It could also be used for debris removal and traffic control. 

City of Frankfort

Chris McBarnes will still be one of Indiana’s youngest mayors when he’s re-elected later this year. So how might a second term 20-something use that to his advantage?

On today’s Ask The Mayor, we ponder how Frankfort might position itself in the coming years and whether the youth of the city’s leader might be a selling point for other young professionals looking to start their careers and, more importantly, invest in a city.

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Family and Social Services Administration leaders say collaboration between agencies could help Tippecanoe County become one of five pilot areas for a program designed to address early learning in Indiana.

FSSA spokeswoman Marni Lemons says her agency won’t necessarily choose which counties to award pilot program cash to based on the number of contributing partners, but on how well they work together.