NKADD Receives $550,000 Grant to Help Small Businesses

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District was awarded $550,000 in grant funds from the Economic Development Administration as part of the federal $11.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance program to capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Kentucky who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

For more information about NKADD's RLF Program, click here

 

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $11.6 Million in CARES Act Funding to
Capitalize Revolving Loan Funds to Help Small Businesses Across Kentucky Respond to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $11.6 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic across Kentucky.      

“President Trump is working diligently every day to support our nation’s economy following the impacts of COVID-19 through the CARES Act,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “These investments will provide small businesses across Kentucky with the necessary capital to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic and, in turn, create a stronger and more resilient state economy for the future.”

“These investments come at a crucial time to help Kentucky’s and our nation’s economy come roaring back and provide hard-working Americans with new opportunities,” said Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and EDA is pleased to invest these CARES Act funds so that Kentucky businesses have access to capital to respond to and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”

“Small businesses are invaluable pillars in our communities,” said Governor Andy Beshear. “Our business owners have diligently followed guidelines and prioritized protecting their fellow Kentuckians. We can’t thank them enough for their help combatting COVID-19 and it is imperative we help them thoughtfully rebuild and stay economically resilient. Thank you to everyone who made this funding possible and for investing in Kentucky.”

“Kentucky’s small businesses are ready to lead our economic comeback, and I’m proud the CARES Act continues delivering assistance so they can do just that,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Our bold rescue legislation continues making a $12 billion impact across the Commonwealth, supporting Kentucky families, workers, small businesses, and healthcare heroes. This investment can help Main Street job creators weather this storm so Kentucky can grow once again. I’m grateful to President Trump and Secretary Ross for supporting Kentucky workers and small businesses.”

The EDA investments announced today are:

  • Green River Area Development District, Owensboro, Kentucky, will receive a $3.6 million EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF that will provide loans to coronavirus-impacted businesses in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties.
  • Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, Louisville, Kentucky, will receive a $3.1 million EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF to provide loans to coronavirus-impacted small businesses in Jefferson County.
  • Purchase Area Development District, Mayfield, Kentucky, will receive a $2.7 million EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF to provide loans to coronavirus-impacted small businesses in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle,  Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken counties.
  • Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, Somerset, Kentucky, will receive a $1.1 million EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF that will provide gap financing and loans to coronavirus-impacted businesses in Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Boyd, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties.
  • Lincoln Trail Area Development District, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, will receive a $550,000 EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF to provide loans to coronavirus-impacted small businesses in Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and Washington counties.
  • Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Florence, Kentucky, will receive a $550,000 EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF to provide loans to coronavirus-impacted small businesses in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton counties.

These current EDA RLF grantees are some of the more than 850 existing, high-performing EDA RLF, Economic Development District, University Center, and Tribal grant recipients invited to apply for supplemental funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The CARES Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump, provides EDA with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 7, Secretary Ross announced that EDA is accepting applications for CARES Act Recovery Assistance funding opportunities.

EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) (PDF) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to eligible communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. For complete information, please visit our recently updated EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance page.

 

About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov)
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

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Gov. Beshear Announces more than $9M in CARES Act Reimbursements for 11 NKY Local Governments

Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $9 Million in CARES Act Reimbursements for 11 Northern Kentucky Local Governments

Reimbursements will cover payroll expenses, PPE, sanitizing and telecommuting supplies

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2020) – In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG), today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 11 Northern Kentucky governments were approved for $9,249,838 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19.

“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.”

Boone County
Boone County will use $4,547,924 for payroll expenses.

Carroll County
Carroll County will use $361,945 for test site costs, PPE, sanitizing supplies, payroll for law enforcement and EMS workers and telework supplies.

Gallatin County
Gallatin County will use $298,956 for payroll for the sheriff’s department and EMS workers.

“The CARES Act funding that Gallatin County received has been a tremendous help, specifically to our first responders,” said Gallatin County Judge/Executive Ryan Morris. “With this funding, we were able to protect those folks on the front lines with payroll increased, number of hours increased, hazard pay for 3 months and necessary ambulance equipment. We appreciate the efforts of the Beshear administration and DLG to swiftly and responsibly allocate those funds.”

Pendleton County
Pendleton County will use $83,168 for sneeze guards and payroll for the sheriff’s department.

Bellevue
Bellevue will use $415,044 for payroll for police officers and firefighters.

Butler
Butler will use $7,574 for payroll for law enforcement.

Crescent Springs
Crescent Springs will use $132,971 for payroll for police officers.

Edgewood
Edgewood will use $627,959 for PPE, sanitizer, telework supplies and payroll for first responders.

Florence
Florence will use $2,335,449 for payroll for police officers, firefighters and EMS workers.

“The City of Florence was able to apply for and receive CARES Act funding, allocated to us by the Governor, for the purpose of covering payroll expenses for our first responders during this unprecedented time,” said Florence Mayor Diane Whalen. “As we all face the uncertainty of the long term impacts of this pandemic, this reimbursement allows us to continue to provide public safety services to our residents and the community at large. We appreciate the funding, and are hopeful that Congress will be able to help our local governments with revenue replacement legislation as well.”

Highland Heights
Highland Heights will use $344,022 for PPE, sanitizer, telework supplies, paid leave for a quarantined employee and payroll for police officers.

Warsaw
Warsaw will use $94,826 for PPE and payroll for the police department.

“The City of Warsaw is grateful for the money we received for the Coronavirus Relief Funds,” said Warsaw Mayor Charlie French. “We appreciate the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s diligence in helping small communities such as ours recoup and reimburse for expenses our police department incurred while keeping our community safe and healthy.”

Since the application was released in May, DLG has received more than 200 applications for reimbursement from city and county governments across the commonwealth that are pending approval until all documentation is submitted. In addition, 134 applications have already been approved totaling $66,601,727.

For additional information and to apply for reimbursement, visit DLG’s website.

More Information
Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at governor.ky.gov and the state’s response to COVID-19 at kycovid19.ky.gov.

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City of Fort Wright seeks to hire a Public Works Laborer

 

 

City of Fort Wright

Public Works Laborer

fortwrightThe City of Fort Wright is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and experienced individual for the position of full-time Public Works Laborer.  The individual in this position will be responsible for duties that range from manual labor to skilled tasks and will report directly to the Public Works Director.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a demonstrated proficiency in the operation of power tools & heavy machinery, and excellent customer service abilities.  He or she must also be able to bend, lift and move items in excess of 50 pounds several times a day, work outside in adverse weather conditions, and work some weekends and on-call.  This individual will also be responsible for duties including, but not limited to the maintenance, repair, and construction of city streets, sidewalks, public buildings & property, city vehicles; mowing of public rights of ways and public property; installation of traffic signs; plowing and salting city streets; the maintenance and upkeep of various Parks & the South Hills Civic Center; oversee work release program participants; and other duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate should possess minimally - a High School Diploma or equivalency, supplemented by previous work experience; a valid driver’s license; a valid Commercial Driver’s License (preferred but not required); and a demonstrated proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment and power tools. 

Salary Range (DOQ) is $36,962.94 to $49,711.05, plus occasional over-time. Excellent benefit package provided, which currently includes the following:

*Employer provided Medical w HSA, Dental, and Vision Package or Health Insurance Waiver Incentive

*11 Paid Holidays

*Uniforms Provided.

*On-site Fitness Facility

*Longevity Pay

*Tuition Reimbursement

*Cellular Phone Stipend

*Life Insurance Benefits

*Paid Vacation & Sick Leave

*8 Hour Shift with set off days

*Low 1.15% Payroll Tax Rate

*Social Security Tax Exempt

*KY CERS NON-Hazardous Duty Retirement

Applications are available online at www.fortwright.com and should be submitted along with your resume to COFW Public Works Dept, Attn:  Jeff Bethell, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Application deadline is no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, August 14th, 2020.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
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