STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) – State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) said the city of New Haven recently received a $237,500 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help small businesses.
New Haven will use its funds to manage the intake process of a new micro-loan program to help businesses retain low-to-moderate income jobs.
"The pandemic has taken its toll financially on many small businesses throughout the state," Heine said. "Many of these businesses are still struggling as they slowly try to bounce back, but this assistance will provide critical support to help them keep their workers employed."
According to Heine, 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. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) represents House
District 85, which includes a portion of Allen County.
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