The Grant County Economic Growth Council program, “Grant for Grads” is a housing assistance program that was created as part of a strategy to attract and retain skilled individuals in Grant County, Indiana. The program is specifically for graduates with a skill credential, associate’s degree or higher who are considering a career opportunity in the County.
Eligible applicants may receive up to $5,000 toward the down payment or closing costs on the first purchase of a home while also receiving training on homeownership. Renters may benefit as well with a 20% reduction in monthly payments up to $2,500.
In a very competitive labor market, area business leaders praise the program for its role in helping to secure top talent that otherwise would have passed on their employment offer.