STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) – State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) said Wabash County recently received a $160,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help small businesses.
Wabash County will issue grants to businesses ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, based on retained employee counts. Specifically, Wolkins said the funds will be used for costs incurred or ongoing operating expenses to help to retain low- to moderate-income jobs.
"Hoosiers must be able to provide and continue providing for their families," Wolkins said. "These grants help both employers and employees get back on their feet as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. Each and every resource is important as Indiana continues to get back on track."
According to Wolkins, 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.
Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18,
which includes Wabash and portions of Kosciusko, Miami and Grant counties.
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