Prescott: Jay and Randolph counties, local towns eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:28 am

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2020) – Jay and Randolph counties, and local towns are eligible for more than $2.2 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City).

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

"Every community throughout the state has been affected by COVID-19 in some way," Prescott said. "Many have had unexpected costs, whether for personal protective equipment or testing locations, and these expenses have taken a toll on local budgets. Towns, cities and counties that have these coronavirus-related expenditures are eligible for this funding to help them weather this outbreak."

Jay County is eligible for $673,662 in reimbursement funding and Randolph County is eligible for $806,260. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Bryant $8,013;
  • Dunkirk $74,263;
  • Farmland $40,781;
  • Losantville $7,267;
  • Lynn $33,676;
  • Modoc $6,002;
  • Parker City $43,961;
  • Pennville $22,321;
  • Portland $197,420;
  • Redkey $42,274;
  • Ridgeville $24,397;
  • Salamonia $4,963;
  • Saratoga $7,786;
  • Union City $111,995; and
  • Winchester $152,680.

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. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) represents House District 33, which

includes Jay and Randolph counties, and a portion of Delaware County.

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