FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jesse Cordray, Press Secretary
Emma Balzer, Press Secretary Intern
STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2021) — Senate District 27 was recently awarded funds to help communities continue to address the impact of COVID-19, said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond).
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 27, the following communities were awarded funds:
"In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed an immense strain on many communities throughout the state, making grants like these extremely helpful to getting these businesses back on the right track," Raatz said. "I'm grateful for the opportunities that these grants present to our small communities and I look forward to seeing the positive outcomes they will have."
For additional information on the program, click here.