Indiana communities receive COVID-19 Response Program grants

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Ind. (WEHT) — Money from Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs is on its way to our area.

The COVID-19 Response Program distributed more than $8.8 million in federal grant funding to rural Hoosier communities across the state.

Locally:

  • Poseyville was awarded $150,000 to establish a grant program to help local small businesses, with 25 employees or less, continue to operate.
  • Princeton was awarded $250,000 to establish a grant program to help local small businesses, with 25 employees or less, continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Newburgh was awarded $200,000 to establish a grant program to help local small businesses, with 20 employees or less.
  • Warrick County is awarded $250,000 to establish a grant program to help local small businesses, with 25 employees or less, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Vincennes was awarded $250,000 to create a loan program which will be administered through an existing revolving loan program to assist businesses affected by closures and other hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Daviess County was awarded $160,000 to benefit struggling businesses and entrepreneurs with workforce and business retention.

“Public-private collaboration and intergovernmental coordination are critically important in ensuring funding is distributed to our rural communities,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “The creativity and local partnerships OCRA has seen in these applications is inspiring and the Hoosier spirit of collaboration continues to thrive even through this crisis.”

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