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Leising: Senate District 42 awarded additional COVID-19 response funding


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Leising: Senate District 42 awarded COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2020) — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently announced 42 rural communities, including three communities in Senate District 42, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding to support local businesses, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).

The following local counties and city were awarded funds:

  • Fayette County is awarded $250,000 to assist small businesses within Fayette County by providing loans to fund working capital and to help pay for remote work technology;

  • The city of Shelbyville is awarded $250,000 to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses within the city limits with fewer than 100 employees; and

  • Ripley County is awarded $250,000 to create the Small Business COVID Response Grant, which will provide $10,000 to eligible businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

"Communities across our district rely on local businesses, and I hope this new source of funding will help reduce some of the financial burdens facing local small businesses," Leising said. "I am grateful our district was able to obtain this assistance and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on our local communities."

Lt. Gov. Crouch previously announced 61 recipients of phase one of the COVID-19 Response Program, who received more than $10.7 million in funding.

For further information on the program, click here.