Local lawmakers: Pike County, communities eligible for $510,000 in pandemic relief funds

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

STATEHOUSE (May 29, 2020) – Pike County and local communities are eligible for more than $510,000 to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to local legislators.

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. State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) said the funding, allocated based on population, cannot be used to replace lost tax revenue.

"Indiana is working diligently to reopen in a safe and responsible manner," Bacon said. "This means our local communities need to invest in resources to combat this virus, and these funds can help offset expenses we might have racked up."

Pike County is eligible for $402,627 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Petersburg $75,107;
  • Spurgeon $6,456; and
  • Winslow $26,701.

State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) said local townships seeking reimbursement for eligible COVID-19 expenses should coordinate with their county government.

"It takes everyone, working together, to beat this virus," Lindauer said. "Hoosiers are doing all they can to keep each other healthy, including our cities, towns and counties, and these funds will go a long way to help local communities cover COVID-19-related expenses."

According to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch), 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.

"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."

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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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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State Rep. Shane Lindauer (R- Jasper) represents House District 63,
which includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.
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