FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jesse Cordray, Press Secretary
Emma Balzer, Press Secretary Intern
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2021) — Senate District 18 was recently awarded funds to help communities continue to address the impact of COVID-19, said State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport).
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced an additional 80 Hoosier communities will receive more than $18.6 million in federal grant funding to support mental health services, child care services, public Wi-Fi locations, food bank/pantry services, and grants and loans for small businesses to retain employees through the third phase of the COVID-19 Response Program. Lt. Gov. Crouch previously announced 112 grants to 62 communities in phases one and two of the COVID-19 Response Program, which totaled more than $20.9 million in funding.
In Senate District 18, the following communities were awarded funds:
"In light of the harsh effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community, these grants are especially welcome in helping Hoosiers get back on their feet," Donato said. "I'm pleased to see that our communities are receiving aid in order to create stronger businesses and promote strong mental health service,s and I look forward to seeing the positive impact these grants will have on our communities."
For additional information on the program, click here.