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State provides funds to 13 communities

State provides funds to 13 communities State provides funds to 13 communities

During the daily update today (April 22) from Gov. Eric Holcomb, it was announced nearly $2 million will go to some rural communities to help with the COVID-19 response. Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said a combined $1.96 million will go to 13 communities to either provide testing or economic relief to small businesses.

None of the communities in Harrison and Crawford counties received any funding. However, Crouch said more funding will be announced from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs in the near future.
The funds come from an executive order that redirected OCRA Community Development Block Grant funds to the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Another 394 positives cases of the coronavirus were announced in the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 12,438. Indiana also saw an additional 31 deaths, including one in Harrison County, which brings the total to 661. A fourth Harrison County resident died today of COVID-19, and likely will be included in the state’s updated death total tomorrow.
An additional 2,291 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus among the 69,470 individuals statewide who have been tested. That is slightly under 18% of tests that have returned positive.