Guidance For Township Government in Relation to the State Public Health Emergency – COVID-19

The Indiana Township Association is committed to see that ALL Indiana Townships receive guidance and support during this time of crisis.  We are diligently working to develop tools for use by local township trustees, township boards and township personnel in order to serve and protect the citizens of their townships.

Trustees Are Asked to Participate in Indiana’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

On June 24th, Governor Holcomb announced the “Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program” which is intended to decrease evictions and increase housing stability by helping renters whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19.  The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority will be administering this program beginning July 13th.

RAF PowerPoint for Provider Recruitment

Township Trustees may elect to be a “Participating Provider” and act as a liaison between the IHCDA and the landlords.  We may also elect to assist clients with the completion of the application.

RAF Participating Provider One-Pager


Indiana’s Rapid Recovery Initiative

  1. Toolkit from the Secretary of Career Connections and Talent
  2. 2020 Rapid Recovery Initiative Handout – PDF format

Resources for Township Clients

  1. Explore a Career in Public Health Education

The Delivery of Township Assistance

  1. ITA Statement of Guidance from Executive Director and General Counsel
  2. Draft Novel Corona Virus Resolution – Microsoft Word format
  3. Draft Novel Corona Virus Resolution – PDF format
  4. SBOA March 12, 2020 Memo
  5. SBOA March 16, 2020 Memo
  6. COVID-19 Resources for Local Government by Purdue University Extension
  7. Household Income During Covid Emergency

Public Meetings & Open Door Laws – March 19, 2020

  1. ITA Statement of Guidance from Executive Director and General Counsel
  2. Draft Electronic Meeting Attendance Resolution – Microsoft Word format
  3. Draft Electronic Meeting Attendance Resolution – PDF format

Stay at Home Directive – March 24, 2020

  1. Cover Letter for Stay at Home Directive – PDF format

Shortened assistance application – March 25, 2020

  1. Memo related to the use of shortened application – PDF format
  2. Temporary Assistance Application – PDF format

Cares Act Fund Numbers – April 21, 2020

  1. Memo: Cares Act Fund Numbers – PDF format

Governor Holcomb’s “Back On Track” Directives – May 5, 2020

  1.  Back On Track IN – What’s Open, What’s Closed – PDF format
  2. Back On Track IN – Quick Look Chart – JPG format

DLGF & SBOA Webinar Q&A Session for Townships – May 6, 2020

  1. Click here to watch replay video

Township EMS Providers Stimulus Deposits – May 12, 2020

  1. HHS Stimulus Deposits to EMS Providers – PDF format

DLGF and SBOA Q&A for Township Governments, ITA and Purdue Extension – May 19, 2020

  1. Click here to watch replay video

Office Reopening Guidance – June 9, 2020

  1. Office Reopening Chart – PDF format

Funding Opportunity – June 9, 2020

  1. Understanding the program: Click Here to Watch Video
  2. (Webinar) Local Government Leadership: Navigating Grant Opportunities: Click here to Register

Department of Workforce Development Call with Trustees – July 6, 2020

  1. Click Here for the Recording

SBOA Guidance on CARES Fund Reimbursement – August 27, 2020

  1. Click here to download – PDF format

Other State Agency Memos and Directives

  1. COVID Grant Accounting and Appropriations – PDF format
  2. Fraud Scheme Memo – PDF format
  3. COVID-19 Resources for Local Governments 
  4. Public Health Education Career Guide – a Resource for Clients

Financial Tips for Townships

  1. 10 Ways To Raise Emergency Funds Fast for Your Township – PDF format
  2. Temporary Inter-fund Loans: a Quick Solution to a Township Cash Flow problem
  3. Temporary Loans from Financial Institutions: a Quick, easy Cash Flow Solution
  4. What Impact Will the Pandemic Have on Township Property Tax Revenue?
  5. Pandemic Will Affect Township Income
  6. Pandemic Effects on Local Income Tax
  7. Townships May Accept Charitable Contributions
  8. A Little Trick that Might Help You find More Money for your 2021 Budget
  9. Property Tax Shortfall Recovery
  10. Double-check for Dormant Funds
  11. Message from the ITA accounting firm regarding LITs
  12. Here Is A Way to Shift Money Between Funds – Easily!
  13. Need Fire Equipment? Here is a Way to Find the Money!
  14. September 30 is the Deadline for Township Capital Improvement Plans