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SmallIndianaSalem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.

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Mayor Justin Green is reminding small business owners impacted by the corona virus to apply for a small business Covid-19 relief grant.  The new deadline for the grant is February 26, 2021.  There are ten remaining grants to be awarded.

Covid-19 relief grants are available to businesses that are for-profit, inside Salem city limits, must benefit individuals considered in the low-to-moderate income threshold, have 15 or fewer employees, and have been in operation prior to March 1, 2020.

Grants of up to $5,000 may be received by eligible business owners in the City of Salem.  This money may only be used for working capital expenses which include but are not limited to rent, utilities, advertising, marketing, or inventory.

Click here for an application or you may request an application at the drive-thru window of the water office.  You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application.

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded the City of Salem this grant money.  These federal grant dollars are underwritten by Housing and Urban Development. 

The City of Salem looks forward to awarding these ten remaining grants to our hard-working Salem businesses.