Hope pursues $400,000 grant to improve square

HOPE, Ind. — The Hope Town Council has unanimously voted to allow Main Street of Hope to send its downtown revitalization plan to Indiana Main Street for consideration. It did so after receiving assurances that the council was neither endorsing any proposal nor making financial commitments with its action.

Main Street of Hope is seeking a $400,000 state grant that all Main Street communities are eligible to apply for, said Susan Thayer Fye, the group’s executive director.

When and if the Hope Town Square improvement plan is approved by the Indiana Main Street, it will be brought back to the town council for approval, Hope financial consultant Trena Carter said.

Please read Tuesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.