2011 Indiana Code
TITLE 14. NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
ARTICLE 12. STATE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 3. HOMETOWN INDIANA GRANT PROGRAM

IC 14-12-3
Chapter 3. Hometown Indiana Grant Program

IC 14-12-3-1
"Corporation" defined
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "corporation" means the following:
(1) A nonprofit corporation formed under IC 23-7-1.1 (before its repeal on August 1, 1991) or IC 23-17.
(2) A municipal corporation.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-2
"Fund" defined
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fund" refers to the hometown Indiana fund established by this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-3
"Municipal corporation" defined
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "municipal corporation" has the meaning set forth in IC 36-1-2.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-4
"Program" defined
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "program" refers to the hometown Indiana grant program established by this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-5
Establishment of program
Sec. 5. The hometown Indiana grant program is established.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-6
Administration of program
Sec. 6. The department shall administer the program.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-7
Grants
Sec. 7. The department shall grant money from the fund to eligible corporations for any of the following purposes:
(1) Community parks and recreation areas.
(2) Historic preservation of real property.
(3) Community forestry.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-8 Eligibility for grants
Sec. 8. To be eligible to receive a grant from the fund for a project, a corporation must do the following:
(1) Apply for the grant in a manner prescribed by rules of the commission.
(2) Provide at least fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the proposed project through public or private money, labor, or property.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-9
Community park or recreation area grants
Sec. 9. To be eligible to receive a grant for a project involving a community park or recreation area, the following conditions must be met in addition to those set forth in section 8 of this chapter:
(1) The applicant must be a municipal corporation.
(2) The grant must be used to acquire, develop, or renovate a community park or recreation area.
(3) The community park or recreation area must be on land owned or controlled by the municipal corporation.
(4) The community park or recreation area must be operated and maintained for public recreation.
(5) The applicant must demonstrate the ability of the municipal corporation to operate and maintain the community park or recreation area after completion.
(6) The applicant must demonstrate that the project will be compatible with existing site conditions, including sewers and utility facilities.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-10
Historic preservation grants
Sec. 10. To be eligible to receive a grant for a project involving the historic preservation of real property, the following conditions must be met in addition to those set forth in section 8 of this chapter:
(1) The applicant must be a municipal corporation or a nonprofit corporation that has no affiliation with religion.
(2) The property must be listed in the Indiana State Register of Historic Sites and Structures.
(3) The project must meet professional standards in architecture, history, and archeology established by rules of the commission.
(4) Some of the facilities of the property must regularly be open to the public or be maintained for public benefit.
(5) The applicant must demonstrate that there are adequate provisions, including sufficient identified sources of money, to ensure that the property will be adequately operated and maintained.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.
IC 14-12-3-11
Community forestry grants
Sec. 11. To be eligible to receive a grant for a project involving community forestry, the following conditions must be met in addition to those set forth in section 8 of this chapter:
(1) The applicant must be a municipal corporation or a nonprofit corporation that has no affiliation with religion.
(2) The land involved in the project must be on land owned or controlled by the municipal corporation.
(3) The applicant must demonstrate that there are adequate provisions to maintain the completed project.
(4) The applicant must demonstrate the project will be compatible with existing site conditions, including sewers and utility facilities.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-12
Ratings
Sec. 12. The department shall make all grants in accordance with ratings established under criteria established by rule.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-13
Adoption of rules
Sec. 13. (a) The commission shall adopt the rules required by this chapter under IC 4-22-2.
(b) The commission may adopt other rules under IC 4-22-2 to implement this chapter.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

IC 14-12-3-14
Establishment of fund
Sec. 14. (a) The hometown Indiana fund is established to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The department shall administer the fund.
(b) Gifts of money to the fund or the proceeds from the sale of gifts donated to the fund shall be deposited in the fund.
(c) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund. However, if the fund is abolished, the money in the fund reverts to the state general fund.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.5.

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