Gibson County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, May 29, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 29, 2020) – Gibson County and local communities are eligible for more than $1.6 million through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch).

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."

Gibson County is eligible for $1,085,309 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Fort Branch $89,220;
  • Francisco $15,248;
  • Haubstadt $54,959;
  • Hazleton $8,597;
  • Mackey $4,055;
  • Oakland City $77,637;
  • Owensville $43,182;
  • Patoka $24,430;
  • Princeton $280,379; and
  • Somerville $9,408.

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. 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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