Indiana still flush with pandemic funds despite COVID-19 funding deadlock

Indiana has 43 percent left of the more than $1 billion it received in federal COVID-19 funding amid the current congressional debate over additional grants, Indiana Capital Chronicle reported Aug. 29. 

The Indiana Department of Health was granted $1.36 billion in COVID-19 relief funds and currently has $580 million left. It has until 2024 to spend that money. 

"Occasionally, we're borrowing from one area to pay another area, but we really haven't needed to ask for more money or anything," Indiana Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, told the publication. "We've been pretty self-sufficient."

A portion of the remaining funds will go to staff to improve ongoing staffing shortages.

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