Soliday: Porter County, local communities eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Wednesday, May 27, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 27, 2020) – Porter County and local communities are eligible for more than $8.7 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso).

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

"Our local governments are drawing funds from many areas of their budgets to help combat COVID-19, and the costs are adding up," Soliday said. "This money from the federal government can help offset those costs as we address the pandemic."

Porter County is eligible for $5,502,270 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local towns are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Beverly Shores $19,628;
  • Burns Harbor $58,528;
  • Chesterton $448,794;
  • Dune Acres $5,904;
  • Hebron $118,841;
  • Kouts $63,557;
  • Ogden Dunes $35,428;
  • Portage $1,194,125;
  • Porter $156,541;
  • Town of Pines $22,580; and
  • Valparaiso $1,094,296.

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. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) represents House
District 4, which includes a portion of Porter County. 
here for a high-resolution photo.