Mayor Mike Moore is pleased to announce the City of Jeffersonville was selected as one of 42 communities in Indiana receiving federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Program. This announcement comes from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our Hoosier economy and they have made considerable sacrifices during the COVID-19 crisis.” Lt. Gov. Crouch said in a news release. “This funding will help Hoosier small businesses continue to recover and will help make investments necessary to create safer spaces for their customers and staff.”

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The City of Jeffersonville is awarded $250,000 to provide $10,000 grants to retain jobs for local, small businesses that employ less than 100 low to moderate income employees and the pay rate.

“This has been a difficult time for so many in our community, but especially our small businesses,” Moore said. “We feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to lend a hand to those that make our City so special.”

Here’s the guidelines and how to apply:

Applications will be accepted until September 16, 2020. If you have any questions, contact DeLynn Rutherford at 812-280-3802 or at DRutherford@CityofJeff.net.

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