Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

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Programs & Grants

City of Aurora Low Interest Loan Program

We wish to encourage business owners within the City of Aurora to re-invest in their businesses by offering low, 3% interest loans for those who qualify. The target area for this loan program is within the city limits of Aurora. See program guidelines for eligible projects. Loan amounts will be based on the type of project. City of Aurora advisory committee will determine whose projects are eligible for loans.

Guidelines & Pre-Application

United Community Bank

For more information call:
Debbie Huffman
United Community Bank
812-537-4822 x113

Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program

The prosperity of downtown Aurora is vital to the commercial viability of Aurora as a whole. In 2016, the City of Aurora created the Downtown Strategic Revitalization Project to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of historic downtown Aurora's central business facades, and in doing so, provided a means to help stimulate the business environment of downtown Aurora. Central to downtown revitalization is the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program for residential and commercial properties located within the core business district. Grants are limited to exterior preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of real properties identified on the approved map attached by eligible sites.

Grant awards may not exceed a total of $5,000 during a 12-month period for actual construction costs. A minimum Facade Improvement project application is $25.00.

All grants awarded require a matching dollar-for-dollar expenditure by the owner or tenant.

First-round application deadline: 2017 application deadline now closed.

Guidelines & Pre-Application

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For more information call:
Guinevere Emery
Aurora City Manager

City of Aurora Grant Program

Grants will be made to not-for-profit organizations for projects that will directly benefit the residents of the City of Aurora. An advisory committee consisting of the City of Aurora Mayor, members of the Aurora City Council, and City Manager will advise the DCF on preferences among grant applicants.

Entities that provide specific services for the City of Aurora are also eligible to apply for this grant program. Examples of the types of services include: economic development, EMS, historic preservation, housing, technical assistance, transportation, and youth services.

2017 Grant Deadline: Monday, February 6th

Requests must be submitted by 4 p.m. on day listed! Grant funds will no longer available in 2017 after this date!

All questions relating to available grant opportunities should be directed to the DCF Program Director at:

Dearborn Community
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Dearborn Community Foundation
322 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812)539-4115 phone