Christian County’s four outlying communities — Oak Grove, Pembroke, Crofton and LaFayette — will receive a combined $2.35 million from the American Rescue Plan, state officials announced Thursday.
The amounts allocated to each of the incorporated cities are:
- Oak Grove — $1,895,579
- Pembroke — $230,214
- Crofton — $183,084
- LaFayette — $41,433
“Local governments have been important partners in our battle against COVID-19, and we know they have taken on great hardship and expenses to protect our people,” Gov. Andy Beshear said in a news release. “I’m relieved our eligible city governments will receive these funds, because if we are to build a better Kentucky, we must ensure our communities are supported and positioned for growth.”
The funding is intended to help offset COVID-19 expenses, including the cost of personal protective gear, vaccination clinics, loss of revenue, payroll and other expenses.
Previously, American Rescue Plan allocations were announced for the city of Hopkinsville ($6.74 million) and Christian Fiscal Court ($13.67 million).
The Kentucky Department for Local Government is distributing the money. Cities will receive a portion of the money as early as next week, according to the release.