Pike County Awarded Part of $1.6 Million Grant Through New Federal COVID-19 Response Program


STATEWIDE -- The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has announced 13 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $1.96 million in federal grant funding through the new COVID-19 Response Program.

The program launched April 1st and received over a hundred letters of need totaling around $23 million is requests.

"After setting up weekly calls with our local elected officials and Main Street organizations, I was able to hear how quickly we needed to provide funding to assist with rising medical needs and to save jobs and small businesses,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. "Our rural communities are truly the next economic frontier and we have to do all we can to ensure they survive this crisis.”

Pike County was the only local entity to get a grant.  It’s been awarded $60,000 to provide $5,000 grants through the county’s economic development corporation to local businesses for working capital.