Heaton: Spencer receives $250,000 for local businesses

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, September 1, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 1, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) said the town of Spencer recently received a $250,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help small businesses.

Spencer can provide grants up to $10,000 to local, small businesses so they can retain low- to moderate-income jobs.

"Small businesses are an essential component of our rural communities," Heaton said. "As our economy begins rolling again, this funding can help fill financial gaps some employers may be experiencing, and keep their employees working."

According to Heaton, 42 rural communities were recipients of the second round of funding, which was distributed through OCRA's COVID-19 Response Program. He said more than $20 million to date has been awarded to counties, cities and towns to help cover payroll and operational costs for local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Funding for Indiana's COVID-19 Response Program comes from the federal CARES Act passed at the outset of the pandemic.

More information on the COVID-19 Response Program is available at in.gov/ocra.


State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
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