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The Commonwealth

More federal dollars coming to KY for storm relief

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Kentucky is receiving more federal money to help victims of December’s deadly tornados. FEMA’s Disaster Case Management Program has approved over 3.4-million dollars in additional aid to 16 counties. During his Team Kentucky briefing, Governor Beshear said this money will be used for direct, individual case management.

“We’ve been absorbing a whole lot of this on our own, but now assigned people to each family. “How is rebuilding going, what are your unmet needs, how can we help you get to the next stage of getting on your feet?””

Beshear said the Commonwealth has been waiting for this help for a while.

“It is going to be a big step forward. It is going to just create a lot more structure in how we can be touching base every week with these families based on our commitment to rebuild every structure and every life.”

A release from the governor’s office said the Cabinet for Health and Family Services will contract with Community Action of Kentucky to manage and coordinate the program.

The 16 counties are: Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.

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