At their Tuesday work session, Monroe County councilors gave the final approval needed to authorize up to $100,000 to augment the assistance that township governments normally give their residents.
Helping residents bridge gaps to pay for essentials like utilities, housing, food, healthcare, funerals and emergency shelter is a routine part of township government service.
But this year, because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, townships are expecting to see more than the usual number of requests. Continue reading “County councilors give final OK for $100K for Monroe County township assistance”
On the Monroe County council’s work session agenda for Tuesday is the approval of an interlocal agreement that will boost township assistance programs by up to $100,000.
The money would come from the county’s rainy day fund.
County commissioners already gave their approval at their regular meeting on June 17.
The move comes as some rent and utilities moratoriums, related to the COVID-19 health emergency, are set to expire. They’re tied to Indiana governor Eric Holcomb’s executive orders. Continue reading “Up to $100K in Monroe County rainy day funds to go towards township resident assistance”