Cook: Tipton County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, May 26, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2020) – Tipton County and local communities are eligible for more than $700,000 to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). 

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

"Communities across our state are incurring unexpected expenses to fight this virus," Cook said. "This funding provides an opportunity to recoup some money spent on resources that are needed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect Hoosiers' health." 

Tipton County is eligible for $490,809 in reimbursement funding. In addition, local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Kempton $10,187; 
  • Sharpsville $18,687; 
  • Tipton $165,593; and
  • Windfall City $21,769.

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. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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