Senate District 5 Awarded COVID-19 Response Funding

Senate District 5 Awarded COVID-19 Response Funding
By: State Senator Ed Charbonneau Last Updated: August 28, 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 communities in Senate District 5, will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program.

The following communities in Senate District 5 will receive funding:

  • La Porte County will receive $250,000 to fund the La Porte County Action Fund, Working Capital, and Payroll Assistance Grants to businesses for retaining low-to-moderate-income jobs;
  • The town of North Judson will receive $250,000 to start a revolving loan program to help businesses retain jobs and keep their businesses open; and
  • Pulaski County will receive $250,000 to provide grants of up to $10,000 that will assist small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Providing assistance to help our local small businesses retain jobs is critical to the economic recovery of our community and state. I am grateful to see La Porte and Pulaski counties and the town of North Judson awarded this funding, and I know it will be very beneficial as we continue to address the local impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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

For further information on the program, click here.

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