In collaboration with the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG), Gov. Andy Beshear recently announced that 15 Eastern Kentucky governments were approved for $3,891,092 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19, including the city of Corbin, which received over $500,000.
“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.”
Corbin will use $522,513 for payroll for law enforcement and firefighters.
“The City of Corbin would like to thank Gov. Beshear, DLG and KLC for their efforts to help our cities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams. “Our funding will be used to reimburse payroll expenses for our Police and Fire Departments who have been on the front line since day one of this pandemic.”