Local Small Businesses Awarded Grant Amid Pandemic

Patti Danner

Feb 22, 2022

On April 19, 2021, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded Greene County a Community Development Block Grant, through the COVID-19 Response Program for Economic Development. Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC) served as grant administrator.

The county used the grant for economic development administration, more specifically, to identify impacted small businesses and provide grant assistance to businesses to retain low-to-moderate income jobs. Small businesses were invited to apply for the grants and were asked to demonstrate the economic impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.

After an extended application period and review process, Greene County Commissioner President Nathan L. Abrams presented checks to the grant recipients on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, during a grant awards presentation in the commissioners’ room at the Greene County Courthouse.

The following individuals or businesses received COVID-19 impact grants:

Cathy’s Beauty Salon

Kelly Riggleman (beautician)

Savannah Kirk (beautician)

The Beauty Bar Salon

Season’s Greetings

Wagler Event Coordinator

Layers by Lynn Salon

Marsh Properties/Park Inn

Superior Driving School, LLC

Gina’s Watering Can Flower Shop

JD’s Ribeyes

C&S Concessions, LLC

Fat Daddy’s BBQ

Bloomfield Processing, Inc.

Happy Matt’s BBQ &Catering

Dottie’s Cinnamon Rolls

Monical’s Pizza

Bradfield’s, LLC

Angel’s Cup of Heaven

Ken’s Barber Shop

The COVID-19 Response Program was created to address the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on Indiana’s rural communities. Funds were derived from the state’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided guidance on how the funds were to be used.