Young: Franklin receives $200K in COVID-19 response funding

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:47 pm

STATEHOUSE (May 7, 2020) – Franklin recently received $200,000 in coronavirus relief to support local Hoosier businesses, according to State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin).

 "Local restaurants and shops continue to be a staple of our community," Young said. "This funding will help protect jobs and sustain longstanding businesses through this public health crisis."

 Franklin will use this money to offer small business grants to help them recover and bounce back from the economic impacts of the coronavirus. According to Young, 62 communities received funding through the COVID-19 Response Program.

 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. John Young (R-Franklin) represents House District 47,
which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties.

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