Morrison: Brazil receives COVID-19 response funding

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, May 1, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) – Brazil recently received $75,000 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

"This pandemic has caused a variety of challenges across the state," Morrison said. "Providing targeted financial assistance to local communities is one way we can work to mitigate some of its effects and support our neighbors."

Brazil was awarded $75,000 to provide groceries and hygiene products through a partnership with the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry and the Senior Citizen’s Center Open Food Pantry.

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.

Visit in.gov/ocra for more information.

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State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42,
which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay,
Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.
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