(Michigan City, IN) - There’s a proposal to provide COVID-19 relief to struggling households in Michigan City. Under the measure, $750,000 would be taken from the city’s Promise Scholarship Fund used to provide qualifying families of Michigan City High School graduates $5,000 annually for college tuition.
The money taken from that fund would be used to help families pay things like rent and utility bills from hardship brought on by COVID-19. The proposal is from City Councilwoman Angie Nelson Deuitch who says there would still be over $3 million left for scholarships in the fund.
She said the most spent on scholarships in a single year is about $200,000 so there’s plenty in that fund for COVID-19 relief.
The proposal is scheduled to be presented for discussion at the city council meeting this evening.