LOUISVILLE, Ky. — $850 million is on its way to cities all over the country to help local first responders deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The money is coming from the Department of Justice and is part of the stimulus package. Agencies awarded this money should receive it in a few days and it will be used to help hire more first responders and overtime pay.
Here’s a look at the top 5 cities that are getting the money in Kentucky: Louisville Metro is getting just over $1.9 million, Lexington-Fayette government is getting $478,000, Bowling Green is getting $98,000 Covington with $81,000 and the city of Owensboro is getting $65,000.
Here is a look at all the Kentucky areas receiving money.
Here is the full list of distributions across the country.