Manning: Miami County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, May 28, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2020) – Miami 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. Ethan Manning (R-Denver).

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

"From purchasing hand sanitizer to providing our first responders with personal protective equipment, Hoosiers' health is a top priority for all communities," Manning said. "To continue reopening, local governments are in some cases supplying these materials and can seek reimbursement for those expenditures."

Miami County is eligible for $1,153,928 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Amboy $11,971;
  • Bunker Hill $27,739;
  • Converse $39,094;
  • Denver $15,086;
  • Macy $6,488; and
  • Peru $353,767.

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. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) represents House District 23,

which includes portions of Cass, Fulton and Miami counties.

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