Pulaski County Commissioners to Hold Hearing on COVID-19 Response Grant Application

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

A potential COVID-19 relief grant program for Pulaski County’s small businesses is expected to be discussed during tonight’s county commissioners meeting. The county is asking for $250,000 from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ COVID-19 Response Program.

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Federal Rules May Exclude Barbershops, Hair Salons from Knox COVID-19 Grants

Knox businesses will soon be able to apply for COVID-19 response grants from the city, but some of those hit particularly hard may not qualify. The city was recently awarded $250,000 in federal funding through the state’s COVID-19 Response Program. That money will be used “to provide working capital to local businesses for job retention.”

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COVID-19 Response Could Impact Revenues for City of Knox

The response to COVID-19 will mean some adjustments for the City of Knox. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last week that preliminary reports suggest a decrease in funding for cities, towns, and counties. “The revenue stream is going to be shorted with this, and if you look at it, our [County Economic Development Income Tax] funds, people get laid off, unemployment, that’s where it comes from,” he explained.

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Starke County Residents Share Ideas for Spending Stellar Consolation Money

A county-wide art installation, more amenities at the Starke County Forest, and a relocated shelter at Wythogan Park were a few of the ideas Starke County residents had, when it comes to figuring out how Constellation of Starke should spend its $333,000. That’s the money the region was awarded by the state for being a finalist in last year’s Stellar Communities Designation Program.

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