Mayfield: Morgan County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, May 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2020) – Morgan County and local communities are eligible for more than $3 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville).

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

"Responding to this public health crisis has caused many Hoosier communities to incur unexpected expenses," Mayfield said. "Swift action has been imperative to combating this virus, and this funding can help communities offset some of those associated costs."

Morgan County is eligible for $2,274,828 in reimbursement funding. In addition, the following communities are also eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Bethany $2,790;
  • Brooklyn $51,520;
  • Martinsville $377,775;
  • Monrovia $47,562;
  • Mooresville $314,834;
  • Morgantown $31,665; and
  • Paragon $21,704.

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. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60,
which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties.
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