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June 02, 2021New Cleaner Water Grant Program call for projects now open - $150 million for counties
The Cleaner Water Program, a grant program to improve drinking water and wastewater, is part of the $1.3 billion Building a Better Kentucky Plan, which will create 14,500 jobs expanding broadband, delivering clean drinking water and building new schools.
May 10, 2021New guidance from U.S. Treasury released on the use of American Rescue Plan Act funding
Today, the U.S. Department of Treasury released new guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
April 21, 20212021 Legislative Session Review
The 2021 Legislative Session was short but eventful, with legislators addressing many important county issues.
April 20, 2021General Assembly allocates $300 million for broadband
HB 320 sets aside $250 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas in Kentucky and allows electric coops to deploy broadband services.
April 20, 2021Financial help is on the way for county jails
At the last minute, lawmakers amended legislation to allocate millions of dollars to county jails devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 20, 2021$250 million set aside for drinking water and wastewater in 2021 session
In the final hours of session, the General Assembly gutted a bill and allocated millions of the state’s American Rescue Plan Acts dollars to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) for drinking water and wastewater programs.
April 20, 2021$20 million allocated to rural hospitals in 2021 session
HB 556, sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley and co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Petrie, allocates $20 million to the Rural Hospital Operations and Facilities Revolving Loan Fund.
April 20, 20212021 Legislative Accomplishment - Elections Reform
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected all facets of daily life, and the 2020 election cycle was no exception.