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Notice of Funding for Rehabilitating High Hazard Potential Dams

FEMA recently opened the application period for the 2020 Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams (HHPD), which is a competitive grant program. FEMA received $10 million for FY20 of the grant cycle.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Dam must be classified as “high hazard potential” by the State of Kentucky
  • Dam must have a current, approved emergency action plan by the state
  • Dams must be non-federal

Grant funding provides technical, planning, design, and construction assistance for dam rehabilitation.

Interested parties can access the Notice of Funding and the application on The deadline to apply is June 26, 2020.

For more information: 

To access an interactive map of dams within the KIPDA Region, click here and select Dam Failure from the menu.

FEMA Public Assistance for COVID-19

Under President Trump’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, FEMA may provide reimbursement for emergency protective measures through its Public Assistance Program. Local governments and certain private non-profit organizations (ex: hospitals, schools, churches, etc.) that assist with COVID-19 emergency measures such emergency medical care, medical sheltering, purchase and distribution of food and other consumable supplies, communications of general health and safety information, and more may be eligible.

For a complete list please review FEMA’s March 19th press release

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Small Business Administration is working to encourage small businesses to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is assisting with the temporary loss of revenue small businesses may be experiencing. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration homepage to find guidance on all resources for small businesses, at

See below for direct links to applications and information. 

COVID-19 Resources and Relief programs

Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and to see Eligibility Requirements 

To Keep Clean Pipes, Don't Flush Those Wipes! 

Amid the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak in our KIPDA region, many wipes are being used to clean and disinfect surfaces in people’s homes, and many of those wipes are being flushed along with toilet paper in people’s commodes and ending up in our local sewer systems.
Workers at sanitation and sewer districts around our KIPDA region are urging people to not flush disinfectant wipes down your toilet is pretty much like flushing a rag or a thin cotton towel. The wipe will remain intact and will not break down. To avoid the extra financial cost of having a plumber or your local sewer operators come out in one of their vac trucks to unclog the pipes during this time be sure you are not flushing anything other than toilet paper down your toilet.

Grant Deadline Updates

CDBG (Public Facilities & Community Projects) deadline has been pushed back until August 3rd, 2020.

For assistance with grant applications, please fill out our Grant Intake Form 
Social Services

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding and even inspiring.

It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, a friend, or a medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 16.9 million cancer survivors as of January 2019 – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Anyone can host an NCSD event. Get started with our 7 simple steps to organizing a National Cancer Survivors Day® event in your community.
When is National Cancer Survivors Day®?  National Cancer Survivors Day® is observed each year on the first Sunday in June. This year, the first Sunday is June 7, 2020.
Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population and to bring awareness to the challenges they face during and after treatment.
We hope you will join us in celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day® on the first Sunday in June. To locate an event near you, contact your local cancer treatment center, hospital, or American Cancer Society office. If your community does not currently hold an NCSD celebration, you can help organize one. Contact the American Cancer Society by writing or calling.
Address: 1640 Lyndon Farm Ct, Louisville, KY 40223 (Local Office)
Phone: (502) 996-4520
Find more information on their Facebook Page – American Cancer Society - Kentucky

Visit or for more information on how to care for a cancer survivor.

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. More than 25 million Americans are affected by cataracts, so it seems fitting that an entire month should be dedicated to education and awareness.
Most cataracts are a normal part of aging and the risk increases as you get older. But age-related cataracts aren’t the only kind, there are four other types.
  • from other health problems (diabetes), eye surgery, and steroid use.
  • from earlier eye injury or trauma.
  • from birth or in early childhood (congenital), or
  • from some types of radiation.
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens, blocking or changing the passage of light into the eye. They are commonly detected through an eye exam. 
If prescription glasses aren’t enough to improve vision impairment caused by cataracts, the only effective treatment is surgery.

Most cataracts develop slowly and do not disrupt vision early on.  There is no prevention for cataracts, certain personal behaviors have been shown to slow the progress.  Like wearing ultraviolet protection, avoiding tobacco products, and maintaining healthy blood sugar.  
What you can do …
Visit your eye doctor regularly.  Protect your eyes from further damage.  Avoid tobacco products, wear your prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses, and keep your blood sugar in check.

June is Pride month!

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible.

In major cities across the nation, the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Get Involved, Show your support!

Transportation Planning Portal

KIPDA staff has added resources to the Transportation Planning Portal Guides and Resources page to assist sponsors with new and revised project forms. This includes a new guidance document and video tutorials.

I-65/I-264 Interchange Planning Study

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) needs your input for a planning study of the I-65/I-264 interchange in Jefferson County.
Please watch the short project overview video and fill out the interactive questionnaire here by June 20th to help identify problem areas and priorities.

Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

An update of the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) is underway. The CHSTP analyzes gaps in transportation service for the identified populations and provides guidance for the use of funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program. To guide this effort, transportation users and providers are encouraged to complete a survey by June 17th:

Transportation User Survey

Transportation Provider Survey.

More information can be found on KIPDA’s CHSTP webpage.

USDA Announces $100 Million Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program

USDA is accepting applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program until August 13th.

The purpose of the HBIIP is to increase significantly the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. The program is also intended to encourage a more comprehensive approach to market higher blends by sharing the costs related to building out biofuel-related infrastructure.

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