Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation has new grant opportunity for Dearborn County businesses

Press release from Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation


A $275,000 Grant Fund to support Dearborn businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is now accepting applications.

The fund, which is administered by the Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation, was established using a grant from Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).  Applications to the grant fund will be accepted on a first come first served basis.  Any Dearborn County business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is eligible to apply.

The $250,000 grant from OCRA was supplemented by matching funds from Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, One Dearborn, the Civista Charitable Foundation and the Southeast Indiana Port Authority which pushes the total fund to $275,000. The maximum grant amount is set at $50,000. New business starts are not eligible to apply at this time.

If you have any questions or would like to request an application package please reach out to Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation executive director Eric Kranz at 812-537-0814 or The grant application can be found online at and are due no later than July 16th.