Lehman: Adams County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, June 5, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 5, 2020) – Adams County and local communities are eligible for more than $1.6 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne).

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

"Many of our communities are facing unexpected financial challenges during this public health crisis," Lehman said. "With expenses mounting, these federal funds can come in handy to help mitigate some of the monetary expenditures associated with fighting the pandemic."

Lehman said Adams County is eligible for $1,156,166 in reimbursement funding, with these communities eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Berne $134,933;
  • Decatur $319,344;
  • Geneva $43,863; and
  • Monroe $28,518.  

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.


State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79,
which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.
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