12 Northern Kentucky governments get COVID reimbursements
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A dozen Northern Kentucky governments have been approved for $3,864,114 in reimbursements from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19.
The state Department for Local Government announced the $3,864,114 in reimbursements Monday.
“Local governments are experiencing decreases in revenue, making this funding critical while we combat COVID-19,” said DLG Commissioner Dennis Keene. “Our staff is working diligently to make the process efficient so we can get reimbursements to local governments as quickly as possible.”
Henry County will use $145,096 for cleaning supplies and sheriffs department payroll.
Crestview Hills will use $235,853 for sanitizing supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), telework equipment and police department payroll.
“The City of Crestview Hills would like to thank the Department for Local Government and the Governors office for sharing federal funding from the CARES Act with local governments,” said Mayor Paul Meier. “Crestview Hills has used this funding to provide PPE to employees and visitors. We have also used this funding to provide additional facilities at our city building to create social distancingneeded to keep everyone safe. Some of the funding will be used to temporarily hire additional police until two new officers can be trained at the Police Academy when slots become available.”
Crittenden will use $12,249 for PPE.
Dry Ridge will use $160,136 for payroll expenses.
Elsmere will use $453,601 for family and medical leave and medical supplies.
“The City of Elsmere is very grateful for the funding provided by DLG through the CARES Act,” said Mayor Marty Lenhof. “These much-needed funds will be used to maintain staffing levels and support our public works and police departments. The City of Elsmere is also exploring ways in which these funds can be utilized to provide support for local businesses and other organizations.”
Falmouth will use $77,722 for PPE, sanitizer, employee quarantine costs and police department payroll.
Fort Wright will use $412,527 for police officer and fire department payroll.
La Grange will use $262,438 for police department payroll.
Lakeside Park will use $197,000 for police, fire department and EMS payroll.
Maysville will use $631,266 for PPE, sanitizer, cleaning supplies, police and fire department payroll.
Newport will use $1,080,034 for small business relief and police and fire department payroll.
Southgate will use $196,192 for police payroll and telework equipment.
Since the application was released in May, DLG has received approximately 300 applications from city and county governments across the commonwealth. Two hundred eight local governments have been approved for reimbursement, totaling more than $106 million.