We are beginning to see a light of the end of the coronavirus tunnel, as far as local businesses are concerned. Most of them have reopened and it’s back to daily operations, with new guidelines in place. But for the small businesses that did have to close or operate with a reduced staff, the recovery will take a while.

On April 30, 2020, The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded The City of Princeton with $250,000 to establish a grant program to help local small businesses, with 25 employees or less, continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, twenty six businesses were handed their portion of the grant, in the form of a big check for $9,375. Forty four businesses originally had interest in the OCRA Covid-19 Small Business Grant.

Princeton Mayor Greg Wright had the pleasure of delivering the good news to the businesses that followed through on their application process. He said he felt like he was with the Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

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