Rep. Guthrie announces grant for Bowling Green to fight COVID-19

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The city of Bowling Green is being awarded a grant for over $385,000 to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Rep. Brett Guthrie’s office. The money is coming from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

Last week, Congressman Guthrie voted for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided additional coronavirus-related funding for the Community Development Block Grant program. Community Development Block Grants give cities the flexibility to use the money as they deem appropriate; grant money can be used to develop housing and to expand economic opportunities for those with low- to moderate-incomes. Bowling Green is already a recipient of Community Development Block Grants, and this additional funding will give the local government flexibility to adapt and address the needs of the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This grant will help give the city of Bowling Green the resources it needs to keep our community healthy and safe,” Guthrie said.