Eberhart: Shelby County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:21 am

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2020) – Shelby County and local communities are eligible for more than $2.1 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

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

"As the COVID-19 outbreak quickly spread, many communities took swift action to support local residents," Eberhart said. "For many areas, these efforts came with unexpected costs. This funding could reimburse some of these expenses and help locals get through this challenging time."

Shelby County is eligible for $1,446,765 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Fairland $18,784;
  • Morristown $43,571; and
  • Shelbyville $627,008.

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. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,
which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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