Cherry: Hancock County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:01 am

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2020) – Hancock County and local communities are eligible for more than $3.8 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield).

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. Cherry said the funding, allocated based on population, cannot be used to replace lost tax revenue.

"Each community has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in one way or another," Cherry said. "Many towns and cities have been affected in particular by the cost of personal protective equipment, medical supplies or testing sites. These funds will help relieve some of the financial burdens they're facing."

Hancock County is eligible for $2,477,115 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Cumberland $100,089;
  • Fortville $132,273;
  • Greenfield $732,061;
  • McCordsville $230,707;
  • New Palestine $80,428;
  • Shirley $27,869;
  • Spring Lake $7,299; and
  • Wilkinson $14,664.

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. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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