Vermilion: Blackford County, local towns eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:26 pm

STATEHOUSE (May 28, 2020) – Blackford County and local towns are eligible for more than $635,000 to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion).

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

"Our state has done a great job in prioritizing Hoosier's safety during this public health emergency," Vermilion said. "For some local governments, this has created an added financial cost. Hopefully they can put this federal funding to good use in order to help offset their COVID-19 expenses."

Blackford County is eligible for $387,054 in reimbursement funding. In addition, these local communities are eligible to receive the following amounts:

  • Hartford City $187,070;
  • Montpelier $54,667; and
  • Shamrock Lakes $7,105.

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. Ann Vermilion (R-Marion) represents House District 31,

which includes all of Blackford County and portions of Delaware,

Grant and Wells counties.

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