In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), Gov. Andy Beshear announced 23 Western Kentucky governments were approved for $14,445,419 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19.
“Our local governments have been lifelines 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 said the reimbursements are essential for local governments.
“We know our local governments are experiencing decreases in revenue, making this funding even more important while we combat this virus,” 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.”
Meade County will use $701,414 for PPE and payroll for police officers and EMS workers.
“On behalf of the Meade County Fiscal Court, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Department for Local Government for the help with the CARES Act funding during this difficult time,” said Meade County Judge-Executive Gerry Lynn. “This funding will greatly help us get through the pandemic by offsetting expenses for our first responders and keeping our community safe.”
Since the application was released in May, DLG has received more than 200 applications for reimbursement from city and county governments across the commonwealth that are pending approval until all documentation is submitted. In addition, 134 applications have already been approved totaling $66,601,727.
For additional information and to apply for reimbursement, visit DLG’s website.