Reps. Hostettler, McNamara: Posey County, local communities eligible for $1.1M in pandemic relief

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Wednesday, June 3, 2020

STATEHOUSE (June 3, 2020) – Posey County and local communities are eligible for more than $1.1 million through the federal stimulus package, according to State Reps. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) and Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

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

"Some communities have suffered more economic consequences than others," Hostettler said. "Local officials have done a great job keeping Hoosiers safe, and this funding can help recoup money spent that wasn't expected."

 Posey County is eligible for $828,614 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Cynthiana $17,519;
  • Griffin $5,515;
  • Mount Vernon $209,489;
  • New Harmony $24,624; and
  • Poseyville $33,514.

McNamara said local townships seeking reimbursement for eligible COVID-19 expenses should coordinate with their county government.

"Receiving these funds will help ease the unexpected expenses our community incurred while responding to the unforeseen impact of the virus," McNamara said. "This isn't something officials could have predicted to budget for, so this money could really help us at the local level."  

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 for more information.


State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76, 
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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