Walorski Applauds Federal Grants for Hoosier Small Businesses to Save Jobs

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Walorski Applauds Federal Grants for Hoosier Small Businesses to Save Jobs

Community Development Grants Will Help Small Businesses in Fulton County, Knox, North Manchester to Retain Employees

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on federal grant funding through the new COVID-19 Response Program to help small businesses in Fulton County, Knox, and North Manchester retain employees:

“As Hoosiers continue doing our part to slow the spread of coronavirus, our Main Street job creators need emergency assistance so they can save jobs and keep the lights on. This funding will provide a critical lifeline to small businesses and their employees in Fulton County, Knox, and North Manchester. I’m grateful to Governor Holcomb, Lieutenant Governor Crouch, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the new COVID-19 Response Program for getting these vital resources to our communities.

“I’ll continue working to support the fight against this invisible enemy and make sure small businesses can get through this unprecedented crisis. As part of these efforts, I look forward to voting to further aid Hoosier businesses and workers by adding $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program.”

BACKGROUND

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs on Wednesday announced the federal Community Development Block Grant funding, which was redirected through the new COVID-19 Response Program. Grant awards in Indiana’s 2nd District include:

  • The Town of North Manchester is awarded $250,000 to build upon an existing Revolving Loan Fund to provide grants to local businesses with employees who have low-and-moderate income households impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.
  • Fulton County is awarded $250,000 to provide Grants to small businesses in order to retain employees.
  • The City of Knox is awarded $250,000 to provide working capital to local businesses for job retention.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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