(LaPorte, IN) - COVID-19 relief for small businesses locally is on the way. LaPorte County government has landed a $250,000 state grant. Tony Rodriquez, executive director for the LaPorte County Office of Economic and Community Development, said various county departments worked to obtain the grant from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs.
Rodriguez said the money is for businesses in the unincorporated areas of LaPorte County.
LaPorte County Commissioner Dr. Vidya Kora said the goal is to give $10,000 to as many as 25 small businesses. Officials hope to receive those dollars from downstate in the very near future
given the urgent need brought on by the virus.