Negele: Benton County receives COVID-19 response funding

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

STATEHOUSE (May 4, 2020) – Benton County recently received $112,550 in coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

The grant was awarded to Benton County to buy essential medical equipment for local health care providers.

"Our part of the state hasn't been spared from the effects of this pandemic," Negele said. "This grant will help obtain critical supplies for the health care workers protecting us on the front lines."

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. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County, 
and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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