The Town of Mentone is pursuing a planning grant funded by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Development Block Grant program, aimed at economic development, public facilities, and housing projects.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s challenges, Mentone aims to revitalize its local economy and enhance community well-being through the Mentone COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. This strategic framework fosters economic growth, improves the quality of place, and promotes a vibrant downtown corridor, leveraging community strengths for sustainable growth and resilience.
To select the firm for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan, Mentone will use a Qualification Based Selection process, with Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) available through the Mentone Town Clerk.

A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 6:35 PM at 201 W Main Street Mentone IN 46539. This hearing provides information about the planning grant application process, timeline, and overview of the proposed Mentone COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. It also allows citizens to express their views on the plan and the selection process for the conducting firm.

Mentone’s grant application seeks $50,000 from OCRA’s Community Development Block Grant, with a 10% town match, totaling $60,000. The grant application deadline is June 21, 2024.

Interested citizens can provide comments at the public hearing or submit prior written statements. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency are available upon request.

For further details on the project, please contact:
Amanda Yaprak
Mentone Town Clerk-Treasurer
Mentone Town Hall (8 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday) *closed Wednesday