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Several Indiana Cities, Counties Recieve Indiana COVID-19 Response Grants

New Harmony, Fort Branch, Vanderburgh County, and Gibson County among other local groups receiving the funding.

Posted: Aug 27, 2020 8:22 AM

More help from the state of Indiana to communites affected financially by COVID-19.

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, announced Thursday 42 new recipients of federal grants from the COVID-19 Response Program.

The amount of all 42 grants equal more than $10 million dollars.

The grants go towards the communitesthat will help economic recovery activites, including grants or loans to businesses to retain "Low-to-Moderate Income Jobs" also known as LMI.

Some of the local communites receiving money include:

Boonville:  awarded $250,000 to provide $10,000 grants to businesses located in the city to retain LMI employees.

Mount Vernon:  $250,000 to provide $10,000 grants to small businesses retaining full-time LMI employees.

Washington:  $250,000 for continuing to aid businesses through funding which assists with rent payments, utilities, payroll, insurances, and other costs associated with business operations.

Fort Branch:  $250,000 to award grants up to $10,000 to businesses in city limits to retain full-time employees

Haubstadt:  $150,000 to help local small businesses with 25 employees or less to continue operating during the pandemic.

New Harmony:   $250,000 to award economic development grants within the town, to provide an infusion of operating capital and retain LMI employees

Daviess County, Indiana:  $250,000 to provide up to $10,000 grants to 25 to 30 small businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Gibson County:  $250,000 for county to award grants to businesses retaining LMI employees

Posey County:  $250,000 to award grants to businesses, located in the county, to help retain LMI employees.

Vanderburgh County:  $250,000 to provide grants for small businesses located Vanderburgh County, but not in City of Evansville city limits.

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