Thursday, 25 June 2020

Indiana coronavirus updates

The state has announced a rental assistance program that could provide up to $500 per month for up to four months per household.

It will require the landlord's agreement to participate.

The money comes from the CARES Act and will cover 91 counties and about 12,000 households. Indianapolis Cryptocurrency News Marion County received its own funds and is administering its own program.

Eligibility for assistance:

Loss of income due to a layoff, reduced hours or reduced pay connected to the pandemic.
Current household income, including unemployment, must be less than household income on March 6, 2020.

Households must not have already received emergency rental assistance as part of the COVID-19 response.
Must not receive rental assistance, such as through Section 8 vouchers or USDA assistance
Landlords agreeing to take part in the program Indianapolis Press Release Distribution will need to agree to not evict for nonpayment until the renter is more than 45 days delinquent on rent.

The assistance includes a maximum of $2,000 that will be paid directly to the landlord. Any combination of past-due rent from April 1 or later or ongoing payments will be covered at up to $500 per month.

Applications will open on July 13 and you can get more information and apply here.

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey announce quarantine
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Visitors from states over a set infection rate of 10% will have to quarantine, Cuomo said. As of Wednesday, states over the threshold were Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas. Indianapolis Stock Market ISDH updates daily case count
Indiana reported 281 more COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths due to the virus. That brings the total to 43,140 cases and 2,386 deaths. Another 192 people have likely died from the virus but did not have a positive test on record.

A total of 431,883 Hoosiers have been tested for the virus.

See where confirmed Indiana coronavirus cases are with this interactive map

NYC Marathon canceled
The New York City Marathon scheduled for Nov. 1 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Road Runners announced the cancellation of the world’s largest marathon Wednesday after coordinating with the mayor’s office and deciding the race posed Indianapolis Sports News
 too many health and safety concerns for runners, volunteers, spectators and others.

Last year’s marathon included a world record 53,640 finishers. Entrants for the 2020 race will be offered a full refund of their entry fee or a guaranteed entry to either the 2021, 2022 or 2023 marathon.

Arts Council announces $10 million grant program

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has announced a $10 million grant program that will help arts organizations in Marion County to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. Indianapolis Political News The Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund will give recipients a one-time grant to help offset some of the costs of functioning during COVID-19.

The grant was made possible by a $10.2 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc.

The grants will range from $5,000 to $500,000. The grant amount is dependent upon annual operating budgets. Applications open July 13.

Eligible organizations must be nonprofits headquartered in Marion County. The grant funds can be used for capital and operating expenses, including new equipment, changes to physical environments, and staffing.

Indiana Latino Expo canceled

The Indiana Latino Expo (ILE) has canceled its annual event due to the coronavirus outbreak. The expo was set to take place Oct. 9-10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

ILE will instead offer a virtual experience, bringing the expo to TV screens. From September to November, ILE will broadcast shows on Telemundo Indianapolis Business News Indy that will highlight important issues in health and wellness, education, workforce issues and entertainment. The shows will also be available on the group's social media pages.


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