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Zay: Town of North Manchester awarded COVID-19 response funding

STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2020) — North Manchester was awarded funds through the newly established COVID-19 Response Program, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington).

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced Wednesday that a total of 13 rural communities will receive federal grant funding through the new program.

In Senate District 17, the town of Manchester was awarded $250,000 to build upon an existing revolving loan fund to provide grants to local businesses with employees who have low- and moderate-income households impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.

“I greatly appreciate Lt. Gov. Crouch’s dedication and fast-acting approach towards helping North Manchester, as well as several other rural communities in Indiana,” Zay said. “These funds will benefit our local businesses and families who need assistance during this crisis. I believe these funds will help give our economy a boost now and for the future.”

More projects will be announced as they continue to be evaluated and reviewed by OCRA.

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