How much money has the City of Carmel received from the federal government to help with the Covid expenses?
The City received about $3 million from the federal CARES Act and those funds went toward expenses incurred because of the pandemic, such as for Covid testing, PPE equipment, enhanced technology needed to conduct meetings and for the relocation of Carmel City Court to a larger space in order to keep people safe.
In addition, the City received $277,000 from Hamilton County and that went to pay for PPE supplies used by our paramedics and firefighters, as well as our City police officers. And the City received an additional $47,000 in CARES Provider Relief, which also went to PPE and to debt write-off – which means it is for ambulance billing for the transportation of Covid patients. If the City does not get reimbursed by an insurance company or a patient, the City writes this off. In order to ensure that Covid patients were appropriately transported, this grant reimbursed the City for those Covid-related write-offs.
Authored by Laura Campbell, Sue Finkam, Kevin Rider, Jeff Worrell, Tim Hannon, Sue Finkam, Miles Nelson, Anthony Green and Adam Aasen.