Communities in Southwest Indiana were recently awarded competitive grant funding through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The funding will help local small businesses, with 25 employees or less, continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant funding offers grants to businesses in high risk categories including: food and beverage, personal care, professional services, and retail sectors.
GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, MAY 15TH AT 12:00 P.M. CDT. AND CLOSE ON FRIDAY, MAY 22TH AT 4:00 P.M. CDT.
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
On May 8, 2020, officials from the City of Jeffersonville, in partnership with One Southern Indiana (1si), the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for Clark and Floyd counties, Ind., established a forgivable loan fund of up to $250,000. Called “Jeffersonville Sustains,” the program will provide access to operating capital for specific small businesses within the City of Jeffersonville that have been negatively impacted by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified business must be locally owned and operated restaurants, including bars, entertainment venues, boutiques, salons and retail shops not part of a national chain or franchise.