Governor Beshear announced $6 million in funding for Kentucky Area Development Districts

Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 7:29 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2020 at 4:00 AM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday Governor Andy Beshear awarded the Department of Local Government (DLG) an additional $6 million dollars from the Coronavirus Relief Aid.

The funding will help reimburse COVID-19 related costs in Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts.

“Our Area Development Districts are critical parts of our local communities,” said Gov. Beshear. “These funds come at a crucial time when we are looking for ways to strengthen our communities and thoughtfully provide new opportunities while continuing to keep Kentuckians safe. I am confident their guidance and this funding will help our cities and counties develop recovery plans that will help us come out of COVID-19 stronger than before.”

ADD’s intends to use the funds for:

  • Regional disaster economic recovery coordinators for the next two years
  • Develop an economic plan focused on pandemic recovery and resiliency
  • Improve short- and long-term economic development plans and coordination
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building for local governments and businesses impacted by COVID-19
  • Organizational support for COVID-19 responses.

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