STATEHOUSE (May 6, 2020) – Fountain County and Attica recently received $223,000 in combined coronavirus relief to support rural Hoosiers, according to State Reps. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).
"Our area of Indiana hasn't been spared from the effects of this pandemic," Negele said. "Supporting those who are actively helping others, as well as our small businesses, can ease some of the hardship resulting from this crisis."
Fountain County was awarded $75,000 to establish a program with local nonprofits that delivers essential supplies to residents adversely impacted by the pandemic. Additionally, Attica received $148,000 to provide grants to local business owners to keep their doors open and pay employees.
"This public health emergency 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."
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. 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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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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