Funding efforts for a North Judson-Wayne Township community center continue to move ahead. The North Judson Town Council will meet in special session this evening at 6:00 to approve some of the necessary paperwork and local funding arrangements, according to Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins.
The town is working to obtain a $400,000 grant for the project from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. In total, the proposed community center is estimated to cost about $830,000.
To help cover some of the local share of the cost, project organizers have set up a fund at the Starke County Community Foundation to collect donations. They hope to raise $20,000 by June 1 in order to maximize grant points.
The grant application itself is due June 10. The town will hold another public hearing on Monday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. to give residents a final chance to offer input before the grant application is submitted. The results of the application are expected in August.