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Lack of fresh food alarms legislator

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, is worried about the lack of availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in parts of Indiana. “People who live here and work here should be buying food from Indiana,” he said. “We want to make more fresh food available to people who don’t have the […]

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Additional funding heading to the Secured School Safety Grant Program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As more people and organizations – including schools – evaluate safety procedures, the state of Indiana is directing an additional $3.5 million to the Secured School Safety Grant Program. That brings the program’s total yearly funding to more than $9 million. Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to increasing funding comes after the […]

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Gov. Mike Pence filed an appeal with FEMA for disaster assistance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence filed an appeal Wednesday for federal disaster assistance for government and non-profit organizations in 19 Indiana counties that sustained significant damage during storms in June and July. The storms occurred between June 7 and July 20. At least 10 deaths and more than $11 million in damage […]

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Grants announced to help educators pursuing national certification

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced a new grant Tuesday designed to help educators obtain national certification by easing the financial burden that often accompanies the process. Educators pursuing a National Board of Certified Teachers title are eligible to apply for the grant. So are those who already have the […]

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Eight schools awarded grant money to improve student performance

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than $8 million is headed to eight Indiana schools to help them make improvements designed to raise achievement levels in low performing schools. Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction announced the recipients of the federal School Improvement Grants Wednesday. “I am happy to announce the recipients of the […]

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Grant will fund a study on link between fevers and symptoms of autism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A $900,000 grant will help fund one of the first basic science investigations into possible connections between fever and symptoms of autism. The study is the result of a growing number of anecdotal reports from parents in which the onset of fever appears to temporarily relieve some of the social […]

New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

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New law: National Guard members eligible for tuition grants regardless of residence

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– Any member of the Hoosier National Guard will qualify for the state’s National Guard Supplemental Tuition grant no matter his or her state of residence beginning on July 1. “Most of our armories are close to the border like Terre Haute and Evansville. This means we have a lot of […]

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New law: Tax credit program falls to the wayside in favor of grants for historic properties

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new grant program will create a fresh start for Hoosier developers to preserve and rehabilitate historic properties that could bring more tax revenue to the state, starting in fiscal year 2017. With the switch, the state is abandoning a tax credit program that had the same purpose but […]

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Grants available to benefit juvenile justice system

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The application process for the 2015 Juvenile Accountability Block Grant is now open. JABG was created in 1998 to promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system. Funds are provided to reduce juvenile delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system and increase the accountability of juvenile offenders and the systems that serve them. […]

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Pence won’t cancel campaign trip to New Hampshire to appease Democrats

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Democrats are calling on Gov. Mike Pence to cancel a trip to New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary, and to release documents about his decision not to apply for a federal pre-kindergarten grant. But the governor’s press secretary said Pence’s presence is needed to help other GOP […]

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