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Perfect: Senate District 43 awarded COVID-19 response funding


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Perfect: Senate District 43 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 an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities, including three counties in Senate District 43, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Chip Perfect (R-Lawrenceburg).

The following counties in Senate District 43 received funding:

  • Dearborn County is receiving $250,000 to create a revolving loan fund focused on small- to medium-sized businesses that have seen a negative impact due to COVID-19;

  • Jennings County is receiving $250,000 to provide grants to eligible for-profit businesses to assist with low-to-moderate income job retention through employee salaries, rent and mortgage payments, health and safety materials, or innovative technology services to accommodate remote work or a change in operations; and

  • Ripley County is awarded $250,000 to create the Small Businesses COVID Response Grant, which will provide $10,000 to eligible businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

"As our district continues to overcome COVID-19, I look forward to seeing this funding reduce financial burdens and serve as a catalyst for growth for businesses who are struggling," Perfect said. "I strongly encourage eligible businesses in Dearborn, Jennings and Ripley counties to apply for these grant and loan opportunities."

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.