May: Brown County receives COVID-19 response funding

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, May 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 4, 2020) – Brown County recently received $250,000 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

The county will use the money to establish a grant program that provides grants to small businesses to keep employees.

"Many establishments have had to limit operations or close their doors altogether to slow the spread of this virus," May said. "Their efforts to keep residents safe are appreciated, and funding like this will help sustain them and the jobs they provide through this crisis."

In March, 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.

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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