Ziemke: Fayette County, Connersville eligible for pandemic relief funds

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Tuesday, May 26, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 26, 2020) – Fayette County and Connersville are eligible for more than $1.1 million to cover COVID-19-related expenses through the federal stimulus package, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).

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

"We know COVID-19 doesn't stop at county borders and is impacting all parts of the state, including here in our rural communities," Ziemke said. "These federal reimbursement funds could help our local governments recover some of their unexpected expenses related to this unprecedented outbreak."

Fayette County is eligible for $747,731 in reimbursement funding, and Connersville is eligible to receive $414,242.

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. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes 
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.
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