County prepared to distribute $250,000 in COVID relief funds to small businesses

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The county is prepared to distribute approximately $9,600 to each of 26 local small businesses.

On Monday, the Putnam County Commissioners unanimously approved grants to the businesses.

The funding comes from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which awarded $250,000 to Putnam County for businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 during September through November of 2020.

Grant administrator Kristy Jerrell of Kristy Jerrell wrote the grant for the county.

Though the money had not yet arrived from OCRA as of Monday, the county needs to be prepared, as the funds must be distributed within five days of being received.

Because $250,000 does not divide evenly among 26 recipients, 25 of them will receive $9,615.38, while the other will receive $9,615.50.

The 26 county recipients are:

• Aries Lodging Inc. dba Super 8 Motel, Cloverdale;

• Big Bounce Fun House Rentals, Greencastle;

• Brenco Services LLC dba The Maids, Greencastle;

• Camryn’s Pet/Livestock Sitting, Greencastle;

• Castle Sound LLC, Greencastle;

• Chicago’s Pizza, Cloverdale;

• Doug and Carrie Enterprises LLC, Greencastle;

• Econolodge, Cloverdale;

• Fighting Chance Medical Training LLC, Greencastle;

• Harris Sugar Bush LLC, Greencastle;

• Harvest Moon B&B, Fillmore;

• Hatchet House BBQ & Catering, Roachdale;

• Hicks & Sons, Cloverdale;

• Hutch’s Body Shop/Graphic Shack Signs, Greencastle;

• JM Service, Greencastle;

• Krambos LLC, Greencastle;

• Krupa Inc., Cloverdale;

• Marsee Tree Service Inc., Greencastle;

• McCammon Agency Corp., Cloverdale;

• Morton Hook & Sinker & County Store, Greencastle;

• Putnamville Collision Inc., Cloverdale;

• Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc., Cloverdale;

• Scott A. Armitage DDS, Cloverdale;

• Shiv Hospitality Inc. dba Days Inn, Cloverdale;

• Summit Builders Inc., Greencastle;

• Taylor Made Awards & Apparel, Greencastle.

The City of Greencastle also received $250,000 while the Town of Bainbridge received $153,840 through the same program.

Those funds are also to be distributed to small businesses within those jurisdictions.

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  • Redistribution of tax money scheme.

    Take from those that pay into "the system"

    Give to whoever knows to stick their hand out

    The government doesn't have any money until they require it from the tax-payer.

    -- Posted by direstraits on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 6:40 AM
  • This grant was funded by the Cares Act, which was passed by the Republican controlled Senate and signed by former President Trump. For the record.

    -- Posted by Koios on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 8:57 AM
  • Hard to imagine a tree service getting a handout. They have been very busy cutting all the dead ash trees.

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 11:58 AM
  • Does who passed the bill change a political belief? I understand liberal/ leftists are ok with President Harris stating we don't want people from certain countries but some people stick to their political beliefs no matter the ruling party.

    -- Posted by beg on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 3:02 PM
  • Beg, I pointed that out so that people don’t just automatically blame the socialists, or something. Or the Chinese Communists, if you are a certain elected Representative.

    -- Posted by Koios on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 3:37 PM
  • What a waste of tax payer's money

    -- Posted by goingon80 on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 3:53 PM
  • beg -- hate to correct you, but its VICE President Harris and PRESIDENT Biden.

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 4:01 PM
  • Days inn? Is he out of jail yet

    -- Posted by Keepyaguessin on Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 6:23 PM
  • What a joke. Every business owner, myself included, has suffered through over a year of miserable lockdown. Why do 26 businesses get a handout? And there’s more coming. Both parties should be fired.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Fri, Jun 11, 2021, at 12:35 AM
  • Hmmm. I see some point validation above

    -- Posted by beg on Fri, Jun 11, 2021, at 1:52 AM
  • Eyepopping!

    I'd be embarrassed to be on this list. Surely all of these businesses qualified for PPP loans which were forgiven. So, this is a second hand out.

    Worse, clearly several on this list are not hospitality-related businesses which suffered the most.

    -- Posted by letspulltogether on Fri, Jun 11, 2021, at 8:07 AM
  • In order to qualify for this program, the business had to prepare an application provided by the County (or City of Greencastle or Town of Bainbridge for their grants). If you filed the application and it was acceptable to the County/City/Town your business will receive the funding. If you didn't apply, your business was not considered. That is why some received the funds and others did not.

    -- Posted by gustave&zelma on Mon, Jun 14, 2021, at 3:25 PM
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