Wabash County COVID-19 Long-Term Recovery Business Grant Program Application
On behalf of the Wabash County Commissioners in a partnership with county municipal partners and main street organizations, Grow Wabash County applied for funding to be used as a COVID-19 Long-term Recovery Grant Program through a Community Development Block Grant offered through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
Grow Wabash County may offer grants to Wabash County businesses, particularly those businesses in high risk categories including: hospitality/tourism, food and beverage, personal care, professional services, and retail sectors. The goal of this program is to retain jobs. We must serve 51% or more jobs that are considered low-to-moderate income (LMI) positions. LMI are incomes at or below 80% of the area median income for Wabash County. Grant funds can be used for a combination of working capital, continued operation expenses, and/or to support remote work expenses that are immediate needs. Grant funds will need to be expended within a three month period.
Businesses will be awarded grant amounts based on their employee count and community impact. Grants will range from $2,000 per businesses up to $10,000 based on employee count and community impact. Final grant award amounts will be determined by OCRA upon the Grant Review Committee's recommendations for approval.