INDIANAPOLIS – Many communities faced unexpected expenses while responding to the coronavirus as they ramped up public health and safety efforts.
To help, Indiana directed $300 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security Act to counties and communities for reimbursement of expenses related to the pandemic, according to a news release from State Rep. Dave Wolkins.
Kosciusko was allocated $2,574,219 and Wabash County was given up to $1,014,84. Other local towns that are eligible to receive money include:
- Warsaw $484,742
- Winona Lake $159,818
- Pierceton $33,125
- Burket $6,358
- Claypool $14,015
- Mentone $31,470
- North Manchester $188,336
- Wabash $326,189
This funding is allocated based on population and cannot be used to replace lost tax revenue.
All levels of government pulled together to protect Hoosiers, especially our most vulnerable. This federal funding is welcomed as unexpected expenses like purchasing personal protective equipment for first responders took a toll on local budgets.