Hanover Town Council members learned during a meeting Tuesday that the state awarded the area a partial grant for an owner-occupied rehabilitation program.

Patty Jackson with Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission told council members that Hanover received $265,510 of the requested $350,000 grant funding. The grant could provide funding to complete 12 to 14 home rehabilitation projects.

Although Hanover acts as an administrator for the program, the grant can be used for residents throughout the county.

The program could help the elderly or single-parent and low-income families in the area replace windows, roofs, doors, electrical, plumbing and structural needs and repairs. The funding also can be used to help pay for handicap ramps or handicap bathroom renovations.

Jackson also announced the area received a $45,000 matching grant through the USDA for the project.

Jackson previously said applicants must own the property where the home is located. A land contract is not sufficient. The home also must be stick-built or a manufactured home on a permanent foundation. Single-wide mobile homes are not eligible for the program.

Homes and properties in flood plain areas will not be considered for the program.

Families interested in learning more about the grant program may contact Jackson at (812) 689-5505.