As our nation grapples with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Mitch McConnell has worked to ensure Kentucky has the resources necessary to fight against this terrible disease.
Last month, Senator McConnell led the passage of the largest economic rescue package in American history, the CARES Act, which totals $2.2 trillion in aid for the nation. He recently announced that Kentucky families, workers, hospitals, and businesses will receive more than $2.7 billion in relief funds to combat this virus with even more to come for states and local communities across the United States.
In case you missed it, here is where coronavirus relief aid is going across Kentucky:
Nearly $11.7 Million to Serve Seniors and Kentuckians with Disabilities
“Kentucky will receive nearly $11.7 million in federal funding to help meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak.” (WTVQ, 4/26/2020)
Millions to Support 46 Rural Hospitals
“[T]he University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health will receive nearly $4 million to support 46 rural hospitals in combating the coronavirus pandemic.” (WLKY, 4/25/2020)
Help for Kentucky Schools. Students, and Childcare Centers
“[T]he federal CARES Act will provide at least $156 million in relief funds this year to Kentucky colleges and universities, including $78 million to help students with expenses related to disruptions to their education during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, another $43,799,187 from the U.S. Department of Education will help meet students’ and institutions’ needs through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund[.]” (WTVQ, 4/15/2020)
“CARES Act to provide $193 million for Kentucky school districts” (Kentucky Today, 4/27/2020)
“The first round of funding for child care providers […] is headed to Kentucky. The $67.74 million in federal funding, delivered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, was made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” (WTVQ, 4/14/2020)
$77 Million for Kentucky Airports
“Airports across Kentucky to receive federal funding” (WPSD, 4/14/2020)
“Fifty-five Kentucky airports will receive $77.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration through the Airport Improvement Program, with federal funding being made available through the CARES Act” (Courier Journal, 4/14/2020)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CEO Candace McGraw: “I am truly grateful for the leadership of Senator Mitch McConnell to include airport funding in the CARES Act, which is providing necessary economic relief to many struggling industries and families in Kentucky and across the country.”
“[Blue Grass Airport Executive Director Eric] Frankl thanked McConnell for his ‘significant role in passing an economic rescue package that makes it possible for us to continue to operate the airport during these unprecedented times.’” (Herald-Leader, 4/15/2020)