Bacon, Lindauer highlight Pike County receiving COVID-19 response funding

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, April 29, 2020

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2020) – Pike County recently received $60,000 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Reps. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper).

"Even though Pike County has a small number of coronavirus cases, that doesn't mean the county is exempt from economic hardship," Bacon said. "This funding will help local businesses cover certain costs as they try to hang on and prepare to open their doors again."

Pike County was awarded $60,000, which the county's economic development corporation will use to provide $5,000 grants to local businesses for working capital.

"Local businesses have been impacted by this pandemic and are struggling to stay open," Lindauer said. "These extra funds can help businesses until the economy is running full speed again."

Last month, Gov. Eric Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05, which allowed the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to redirect Community Development Block Grant funds to assist with COVID-19 needs. As a result, the COVID-19 Response Program was created to address the immediate impacts of the public health emergency on Indiana’s rural communities. More than 100 communities applied for funding and 13 were selected.

Visit in.gov/ocra for more information.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R- Jasper) represents House District 63,
which includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.
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