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Gov. Beshear Announces $162M in ARP funds for KY cities

From Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - On Thursday, June 16, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear announced funds exceeding $162 million for more than 360 non-entitlement cities in Kentucky from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This is the second round of ARPA funding for eligible local governments, as these cities received their first tranche of funding last year.

The money, going out today, will help cities offset expenses related to COVID-19, including the costs of personal protective equipment, vaccination clinics, loss of revenue, payroll and more.

Local area allocations:
  • Columbia ARP Recovery Funds $615,179.38
  • Burkesville ARP Recovery Funds $195,617.42
  • Campbellsville ARP Recovery Funds $1,534,207.14
  • Edmonton ARP Recovery Funds $213,121.44
  • Greensburg ARP Recovery Funds $276,055.73
  • Jamestown ARP Recovery Funds $239,310.66
  • Liberty ARP Recovery Funds $284,607.32
  • Russell Springs ARP Recovery Funds $352,485.49

"COVID has proven that Kentucky can rise to meet challenges when we work together," said Gov. Beshear. "This funding will set eligible city governments up for success as we remain committed to building a better Kentucky."

The Department for Local Government (DLG) is tasked with distributing these funds. Non-entitlement cities, or cities with populations under 50,000 that did not file for a different distinction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, were required to submit budget certification forms to DLG. The total amount of funding to be sent out to cities is $162,101,603.

Each allocation was based on population, per the U.S. Treasury.

This story was posted on 2022-06-16 10:49:11
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