Gov. Beshear announces more than $3.6 million in CARES Act reimbursements for 15 Kentucky local gove
In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 15 western Kentucky governments have applied for and been granted $3,667,367 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19.
Sixteen others have received preliminary approval, meaning they will receive reimbursements once final documentation is submitted to DLG.
“Our local governments have been life lines in our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why this funding is so important,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are grateful for their hard work and dedication to keeping Kentuckians safe.”
DLG Commissioner Dennis Keene mentioned how essential reimbursements are for local governments. “We know our local governments are experiencing decreases in revenue, making this funding even more important while we combat this crisis,” said Commissioner Keene. “Our staff is working diligently to make the process simple and efficient so we can get reimbursements out the door to our cities and counties as quickly as possible.”
Christian County will use $850,895 to reimburse Sheriff’s Office payroll costs.
Logan County will use $368,518 to reimburse payroll costs.
Meade County will use $701,414 to reimburse costs of PPE and police and EMS payroll.
Simpson County will use $317,392 to reimburse PPE and payroll costs.
Webster County will use $249,139 to reimburse payroll for the sheriff’s department, senior service, screeners, rural health director and partial payroll for EMA maintenance director.
The City of Benton will use $226,890 to reimburse costs of legal fees, public radio announcements, sneeze guards and signs, police payroll, telework supplies and emergency sick leave.
The City of Brownsville will use $60,042 to reimburse costs of payroll and sanitizing supplies.
The City of Franklin will use $533,490 to reimburse first responder payroll costs.
The City of Henderson will use $1,388,800 to reimburse fire department and police payroll costs.
The City of Hodgenville will use $232,833 to reimburse first responder payroll costs.
The City of Horse Cave will use $97,051 to reimburse the costs of payroll and telework supplies.
The City of Morganfield will use $132,223 to reimburse payroll costs.
The City of Murray will use $1,391,245 to reimburse public safety employees payroll costs.
The City of Princeton will use $201,725 to reimburse fire department and police payroll costs.
The City of Tompkinsville will use $158,374 to reimburse costs of laptops, sanitizing supplies and police payroll.
The City of White Plains will use $13,448 to reimburse the costs of an intercom system and a temporary groundskeeper.
Since the application was released in May, DLG has received approximately 140 applications for reimbursement from city and county governments across the commonwealth that are pending approval until all documentation is submitted. In addition, 58 applications have already been approved totaling $30,149,638.
For additional information and to apply for reimbursement, visit DLG’s website.