Madison Main Street Program has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs through the Taking Care of Main Street Program.

Madison Main Street will use the $15,000 grant to hire an event coordinator to assist Main Street’s transition as manager of the local Farmers Market, according to Austin Sims, executive director of Madison Main Street. She said it will also be used to purchase membership software, and ensure safe and clean meeting space within the office.

She noted Madison Main Street was one of 15 awarded funding out of 60 plus applicants throughout the state of Indiana. “Madison Main Street would not exist without our strong, brick-and-mortar business foundation and the support of the community,” Sims said.

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said, “Indiana Main Street organizations can play a big role in lifting up our small businesses. This funding can help ensure supportive services remain available in Hoosier communities. Investing in our small-business owners helps them work toward a sense of normalcy and through this community-driven revitalization, we can help create a better quality of place for all Hoosiers.”