The City of Greencastle may use as much as $200,000 of its rainy day fund to help a local group re-establish a homeless shelter in the community.
Kokomo, North Vernon and Salem are among the Indiana communities getting what Greencastle has long wanted: a highway bypass.
One urban planning expert says if the cash is poured into trails, it may pay the city back more than other investments.
Republicans say they'll start trying to find candidates for the new seats almost immediately.
Greencastle and North Vernon received cash in the first round of Stellar Communities grants in 2011.