Perry County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, May 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 22, 2020) – Perry County and local communities are eligible for more than $915,000 to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

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

"Every community is affected by the virus, but we are not letting it get the best of us," Bartels said. "We are working together to protect all Hoosiers, especially our most vulnerable. These funds could help cover many unexpected expenses, including buying PPE for our local responders."

Perry County is eligible for $619,741 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Cannelton $48,276;
  • Tell City $234,795; and
  • Troy $12,847.

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. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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