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Countywide income survey to benefit Harrison County

Countywide income survey to benefit Harrison County Countywide income survey to benefit Harrison County

Harrison County has partnered with River Hills Economic Development District to conduct an income survey of its residents. River Hills will conduct the income survey in the coming weeks. Income surveys are authorized by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and are often used to determine a community’s eligibility for grant funds.

County residents have been selected through a randomized process and will receive the surveys in the mail. If received, residents are encouraged to fill out the survey and return it in the pre-paid envelope. All information provided on the survey is confidential and used to determine if the service area qualifies for Community Development Block Grant funding.

River Hills is a regional community and economic development organization covering Harrison, Floyd, Clark, Scott and Washington counties. The organization provides expertise in local and regional economic development, grant acquisition and grant management. The organization has helped garner more than $150 million in grants and other program funding for the region.

“River Hills is honored to be a part of this project,” said Cory Cochran, River Hills executive director. “At our core, River Hills is an organization that wants to assist our communities with their growth and development.

“That is exactly what we are trying to accomplish as we conduct this income survey to determine if Harrison County qualifies for Community Development Block Grant funding,” he said.

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners and Harrison County Council voted in January and February to allow River Hills to conduct the survey. River Hills hopes to have the survey completed soon in order to make arrangements for a grant application this summer if the county is deemed eligible.

If someone receives a survey in the mail and has questions, call River Hills at 1-812-288-4624.