University of Southern Indiana

Historic New Harmony Beautification Grants

The University of Southern Indiana’s Historic New Harmony announced Jeremy Efroymson and the Efroymson Family Fund has generously made available $10,000 to fund individual $500 grants for beautification projects in the town of New Harmony. 

Historic New Harmony is responsible for managing and administering the program which is open to an individual, business or entity in the town of New Harmony for public-facing projects that add to the beautification, safety, or flow of the town. 

Only one grant will be awarded per project or event, however an individual, business or entity can apply for multiple grants. Funds cannot be used for prize money, capital, or employment wages.

Examples of beautification projects could be but are not limited to: 

  • planting flowers or trees in public spaces 
  • painting public-facing building facades, fences, etc.  
  • pressure washing of a public-facing building or sidewalks 
  • murals 
  • landscaping of a public corner or intersection 
  • park clean up and maintenance  
  • tree trimming beyond the scope of what the town already does 
  • vacant lot clean-up 
  • streetlamp cleaning and maintenance 
  • new banners for the downtown lampposts 
  • tourism signage 
  • community gardens 
  • new bat and or birdhouses on the trails 

"What a fantastic opportunity and generous show of support for our amazing town.  Jeremy and his family Foundation not only work to help connect our town with other cultural centers but also work to creatively help improve the quality of life here in New Harmony,” said Dan Mason, Assistant Director of Historic New Harmony.  

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