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Foundation awards $183,481 in fall grants

The Harrison County Community Foundation recently awarded $183,481 to nine agencies serving the Harrison County community. These grants were made possible by the support received from community donors and Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
To date, the HCCF has awarded more than $74 million to a variety of programs and projects.
The fall grants were awarded in the following areas: community projects, $115,403, and human services, $68,078.
The Town of Lanesville received a grant for $99,999 to complete the last phase of a streetlight project. These funds will assist with the purchase and installation of the final 20 streetlights along Main Street.
Blue River Services Inc. was awarded $4,170 to purchase activity equipment for the Corydon and Palmyra habilitation programs. Items to be purchased include outdoor/indoor recreational and exercise equipment, cooking equipment, motor and sensory skill activity equipment and a greenhouse.
The Center for Lay Ministries Inc./The Bliss House will receive $10,000 to provide support to Harrison County women who are residing at Bliss House and Bliss Too and receiving drug- and alcohol-recovery services.
Comfort House was granted $15,268 to provide the necessary match to obtain a $61,069 grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. These funds will cover the facility rent and partial insurance expenses incurred by the organization.
The House of New Beginnings Inc. was approved to receive $8,640 to make capital improvements at the facility such as purchasing computers, a printer, a floor buffer and household items.
The Lanesville Jaycees was awarded $5,000 to assist with paving the entry road at the Lanesville Jaycees Park.
Main Street Corydon will receive $6,904 to support a marketing campaign of billboards and INDOT signage to attract visitors and residents to downtown Corydon.
The Pal Wow Family Fun Festival Inc. was granted $3,500 to purchase fireworks for the Pal Wow Festival in Palmyra that is scheduled for September.
Personal Counseling Services Inc. was approved to receive $30,000 to provide direct counseling services to uninsured and underinsured Harrison County residents through a partnership with Counsel House in Corydon.
All not-for-profit agencies providing services to residents of Harrison County are eligible to apply for grants.
Requests for the spring cycle may be any amount up to $100,000. Applications for the spring grant cycle will be available online mid-November and accepted beginning Dec. 1 through Jan. 15. Announcements should be made in mid-March.
To facilitate the preparation of complete grant applications, applicants are always encouraged to utilize the Foundation staff for assistance. Requests are denied if they are incomplete (not obtaining two authorized signatures, not submitting current Form 990s, submitting insufficient financial information as required, etc.). A grant application scheduled for review must be completed no later than one week prior to the submission deadline.
For more information about the various HCCF grants, policies and programs, visit the Foundation’s website,, or contact Anna Curts at 812-738-6668 or by email at [email protected]