Kentucky cities to receive $157 million in federal funds

Covid Bluegrass

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says more than 360 Kentucky cities will receive $157 million in American Rescue Plan funding as soon as next week. The funds, which were allocated based on population size, can be used to offset COVID-19 expenses, including the costs of personal protective equipment, vaccination clinics or loss of revenue. Local governments will receive half of their total now, with the second half coming next year.