Christian County communities receiving $1.2M in second round of COVID relief money

Crofton, LaFayette, Oak Grove and Pembroke are among 360 Kentucky communities receiving an allocation.

The outlying incorporated communities in Christian County will receive roughly $1.2 million in combined funds from the second round of the American Rescue Plan Act, according to a press release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office. 

The allocations are:

  • Crofton, $94,468
  • LaFayette, $21,378
  • Oak Grove, $978,087 
  • Pembroke, $118,786

In all, 360 non-entitlement Kentucky cities will share approximately $162 million in ARPA money. Non-entitlement cities are those with populations under 50,000 that did not file for a different distinction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Kentucky’s Department for Local Government is distributing the money. The allocations are based on population. 

“The money, going out today, will help cities offset expenses related to COVID-19, including the costs of personal protective equipment, vaccination clinics, loss of revenue, payroll and more,” the press release states. 

Christian County communities receiving $1.2M in second round of COVID relief money

Jennifer P. Brown | Hoptown Chronicle

Jennifer P. Brown is co-founder, publisher and editor of Hoptown Chronicle. You can reach her at editor@hoptownchronicle.org. She spent 30 years as a reporter and editor at the Kentucky New Era. She is a co-chair of the national advisory board to the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, governing board president for the Kentucky Historical Society, and co-founder of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition.