May: Brown County, Nashville eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, June 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2020) – Brown County and Nashville are eligible for more than $530,000 to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

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

"This public health crisis has required an unprecedented response from every level of government," May said. "With this federal assistance, Brown County and Nashville can hopefully recoup some of their unplanned expenses related to the pandemic."

Brown County is eligible for $494,248 in reimbursement funding, and Nashville is eligible for $36,012.

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. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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