Pappano -- a vice president with Kenna Consulting -- said writing up the latest grant for the City of Brazil was a difficult task.
"It was more in depth than any application I've ever written," Pappano said.
But Wednesday, Pappano and officials with the city saw her efforts come to fruition as the city received $1,435,350 in grant money through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman traveled from Indianapolis to the Terre Haute International Airport Wednesday to award mayors from four Wabash Valley cities grant money through the program.
"They're all great partners in progress," Skillman said. "With me are leaders that have great plans for revitalization. There are a number of communities that are struggling with mortgage default. This allows for properties to be demolished and revitalized.
"These cities had the cream of the crop with plans in place."
According to information provided by the state, Brazil had applied for $2,870,700.
City officials have told The Brazil Times they plan to use the grant money for an area west of Depot Street, between United States 40 and Hendrix Street.
According to a release from the state, the city will be "undertaking six units of acquisition/rehabilitation, seven units of acquisition/redevelopment, three unit of demolition and land banking seven further units for future development."
The city plans also to use some of the money to assist eight individuals or families become homeowners.
"We have great plans for this," Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw said Wednesday.
Officials from the cities of Terre Haute, Linton and Bicknell also received grant money Wednesday.
Other cities statewide receiving grants included Tell City, Gosport, Huntingburg, Indianapolis, New Castle, Columbus, Lafayette, East Chicago, Michigan City, Muncie, Mishawaka, Hartford City and Walkerton.