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Small Business Economic Relief Grants: Application Period Closes October 30th

The first round of grants to benefit local small businesses was submitted by a special committee and approved on October 19th, 2020 at a special meeting of the Charlestown Redevelopment Commission.


The City of Charlestown Redevelopment Commission approved 11 grants for a total of $105,000 in funding as part of the recently established Small Business Grant Program. This program was made possible using a grant awarded to the City of Charlestown from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs in the amount of $250,000. The maximum grant allowed per business is $10,000. Read the complete press release here.


The city has received a number of applications, and will be reviewing additional applicants in the weeks ahead as preparations are made to award a second round of funding. Businesses who applied and have not yet been awarded should not be discouraged as the selection committee works through the process. Anyone who has not yet applied is encouraged to do so immediately - applications are due Friday, October 30th 2020.

Any business located in the City of Charlestown who has experienced economic distress as a result of the pandemic is encouraged to reach out for assistance with the application process. Applications are available in the lobby at City Hall, and may also be requested by email or phone call to Jill Saegesser, The Wheatley Group:, or 502-296-6202.

There's still time to apply! Download the application packet here.

Print application packets are also available at City Hall. Applications must be turned in either by mail or in person to Charlestown City Hall at 304 Main Cross St by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th 2020. If you have questions or need assistance completing your application, please contact Jill:

Jill Saegesser, The Wheatley Group, 502-296-6202.

To be notified of other small business related information or future funding programs, please register here.

Phase I Awards:

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