Heaton: Owen County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, June 11, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 11, 2020) – Owen County and local communities are eligible for more than $770,000 to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

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

"We are starting to see signs of recovery from this public health crisis, but many communities have taken a financial hit trying to mitigate its effects," Heaton said. "This funding can help alleviate some of those unexpected costs."

Owen County is eligible for $676,290 in reimbursement funding. In addition, Gosport is eligible for $25,760 and Spencer is eligible for $72,933.

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 Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
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