Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

City to release details for grant program Monday

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020

The City of Huntington is making $250,000 in grant funding available to qualifying businesses to be used for working capital, continuing operations and remote work support. The primary objectives of the grants will be to help businesses retain low-to-moderate income jobs and recover from financial harm inflicted during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

These funds have been made available by a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant program is a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll and businesses in operation.

Due to high demand, a competitive application process will be used. It is imperative that applicants fully read all application materials and submit a timely and complete application. Businesses operating within the City of Huntington may be eligible for a maximum grant amount of up to $10,000.

Program details and an application form will be posted at 8 a.m. Monday, June 22, at https://www.huntington.in.us/city/department/division.php?structureid=401. The City will begin accepting applications in person at 8 a.m. Monday, June 29.

First announced as an interest-free revolving loan program, the City has obtained OCRA approval to distribute the funds in the form of one-time grants.