Borders, Hostettler: Knox County and local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, June 25, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 25, 2020) – Knox County and local communities are eligible for more than $1.9 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Reps. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch).

"Slowing the spread of this outbreak required a rapid response from our community leaders," Borders said. "This funding can help with some of the unexpected costs needed to keep our neighbors safe."

Indiana allocated $300 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security Act to counties and communities for reimbursement of expenditures related to the pandemic. Hostettler said the funding, allocated based on population, cannot be used to replace lost tax revenue.

"Some communities have suffered more economic consequences than others," Hostettler said. "Local officials have done a great job keeping Hoosiers safe, and this funding can help recoup money spent that wasn't expected."

Knox County is eligible for $1,197,013 in reimbursement funding. In addition, the following communities are also eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Bicknell $92,724;
  • Bruceville $15,508;
  • Decker $7,916;
  • Edwardsport $9,635;
  • Monroe City $17,162;
  • Oaktown $19,304;
  • Sandborn $13,172;
  • Vincennes $557,092; and
  • Wheatland $15,248.

The Indiana Finance Authority is in charge of implementing guidelines on how each county, city and town can use the funding, as well as compiling reimbursement requests through accepted documentation including invoices. Visit in.gov/ifa for more information.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes
all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.
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State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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