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Shelbyville targeting $300,000 to preserve jobs

Shelbyville is contributing $50,000 in addition to the $250,000 the city is receiving from the federal CARES Act to assist small businesses in continuing to employ low- to moderate-income workers.


The total of $300,000 in grants will be distributed to businesses with fewer than 100 employees to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES funding was allocated by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.


“Shelbyville is fortunate to have nonprofit partners to help administer the grants, said Mayor Tom DeBaun. Mainstreet Shelbyville, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Blue River Community Foundation and Shelby County Development Corp. are contributing labor and resources to enable the businesses to remain open.”


“Shelbyville has a proud history of cooperation,” DeBaun said. “Our partnerships with the state and the nonprofits in our community will help keep Shelbyville residents working.”


The grant, announced today, is part of Round 2 of CARES funding. Shelbyville applied for funding in Round 1 and plans to continue applying for future rounds.


Last month, OCRA awarded Shelbyville $600,000 for stormwater infrastructure to address flooding in south-central neighborhoods.