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Brownsburg launches grant program to help small businesses prep for reopen

Brownsburg launches grant program to help small businesses prep for reopen

By Lindsay Doty
The Brownsburg Town Council approved a grant program on April 30 that will provide small
businesses an injection of funds to help ready their sites as owners prepare to reopen for business.

“We wanted to provide short-term, proactive help to our local economy during this unsettling
time,” said Town Council President Travis Tschaenn.
“Brownsburg has a thriving business community. Council members want our town to continue to be a place where businesses feel
Business owners with 20 or fewer full-time employees can apply for up to $1,000 in grant funding
to be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), to sanitize public spaces, or
whatever they see fit to best meet the needs of their employees and customers in feeling protected
from the coronavirus in their facilities.
“We couldn’t think of a better use for our Economic Development Income Tax dollars than to
support the small businesses that help to make our community a place we all call home,” said
Town Manager Jeff Eder.
The Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce that represents more than 250 businesses supports the initiative.
“These business owners are the people with the vision, commitment, and spirit who have been the main ingredient in making our
community a great place to live, work and play,” said Executive Director Rhonda Wiles, who is helping get the word out about the program.
The grant application period opens today.
Some of the criteria to qualify for the grant are:
  • Be located within the Town of Brownsburg
  • Be a for-profit organization
  • Employ 20 or fewer employees/FTEs
  • Have owner support for the grant application
The full criteria is outlined in the grant application.

Applications will be accepted starting Monday, May 4. Funds will be distributed on a first come,
first-served basis until the $30,000 allocated to the program runs out.
To apply, go to http://www.brownsburg.org and select economic development from the departments
drop-down menu.

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