The money will go to Anderson, Evansville, Muncie, Terre Haute and Daleville.
Indiana plans to spend $75 million in federal grants to demolish 4,000 abandoned properties across the state.
The GOP voted at its state convention to declare marriages between a man and a woman the basis of strong families and the foundation of society.
Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann has named the former Democratic state representative to become the director of intergovernmental relations.
Indiana is diverting federal money to help local communities demolish abandoned homes.
Veterans will be able to start the jobs training in January at Ivy Tech Southwest.
The lieutenant governor and state legislators are discussing how to prioritize funding from the "Hardest Hit Fund" to rehabilitate or demolish homes.
On Thursday, governor Mike Pence announced the creation of a blue ribbon transportation panel that will plan the future of infrastructure in Indiana.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced Monday the newly created Office of Defense Development would be located in Bloomington.
Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman says even if it is not in an elected position, she would like to remain in politics.