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Fulton Co. readying for use of OCRA COVID-19 funds

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced in April that Fulton County was awarded $250,000 to provide grants to small businesses in order to retain employees. 

 

The hope is businesses may start to apply for those funds, maybe, as early as today.

 

The funds are from the Federal Community Development Block Grant resources and have many criteria to which the county must adhere when developing the application process and throughout the receipt and dispersal of those funds. 

 

FEDCO Executive Director Terry Lee.

 

 

Lee says a meeting proved key in efforts to make sure that the funds could be used as local officials intended.

 

 

From there, Lee says a series of phone calls, including one still to come today, will lead to making applications available to local businesses.

 

 

For questions, please contact FEDCO at 574-223-3326.

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