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CARES Act Funding

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a $300 million award to city and county governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to reimburse local governments for expenses incurred in response to the public health emergency caused by the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

These funds will be administered by the Department for Local Government (DLG) and can be used for reimbursements only to eligible cities and counties for COVID-19 related expenses incurred from March 1, 2020, to December 30, 2020.

These funds will be administered by the Department for Local Government - DLG and can be used for reimbursements only for COVID-19 related expenses incurred from March 1, 2020 to December 30, 2020.

Visit Kentucky League of Cities or the Kentucky Association of Counties sites for additional information.


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Complete the 2020 Census!


Quarantining at home? COVID-19 showed us the importance of public health. Let's take care of ourselves & our communities by answering the #2020Census online at, by phone (844-330-2020), or mail... before the U.S. Census Bureau comes knocking on doors in August! #CountMeInKY #HealthyAtHome

Respond to the 2020 Census NOW online, click here!

The U.S. Census Bureau is still hiring for 800 + jobs!

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For more information about available jobs or assistance with applying online call 1-855-562-2020, Select Option 3, Enter Your ZIP Code

Social Services

Aging and Disability Advisory Council Looking for County Advocates Interested in Aging and Disability Issues

The KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a member of their Aging and Disability Advisory Council. 

The council consists of volunteers interested in aging and disability issues in the KIPDA region, serving Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Henry, and Trimble Counties. The Council serves as an advisory body to the KIPDA Board of Directors in most matters relating to the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency.  The Aging and Disability Advisory Council is composed of volunteer members representing the interest of older adults and individuals with disabilities in the KIPDA region. 

Some of the Council on Aging & Disability Purpose & Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Providing input and recommendations regarding the development of the annual aging area plan
  • Reviewing budgets and programs relative to the aging services administered by KIPDA
  • Serving as a conduit through which community organizations can exchange information and collaborate in joint endeavors to serve the targeted population
To be a volunteer advisory council member you must reside in one of KIPDA’s seven counties and meet at least one of the following criteria: 
  • Be over the age of sixty (60)
  • Have a disability, or be a representative of someone over the age of 60 or someone with a disability. 
For more information on the Advisory Council call KIPDA at 502-266-5571.

National Eye Exam Month


For those with children in the home, you are preparing them for their return to school activities.  Even though it appears those activities will take place at home for an uncertain amount of time due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this is still an important time to be sure that their vision needs are addressed so that they can do their best on educational lessons.  Getting a vision exam at least once a year is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and is key to a person’s overall health.

If you are caring for an older adult whose vision is declining, then that could be a sign of other health issues.  Vision impairment could lead to problems such as falls or other accidents.  One of the best things you can do for their safety is to be sure that their vision needs are maintained regularly, at least once a year.  Getting vision exams on a regular schedule helps doctors to identify any possible issues in the early stages.  As a caregiver of a child or an older adult, it is very important that you also take care of yourself by maintaining your vision health so that you can continue to care for your loved ones at your optimal level.

  • Check with your optometrist to see when you are due for a comprehensive vision exam
  • Try to maintain annual exams in July or August in order to remember when to schedule a checkup
  • Check with your insurance company for your vision coverage or contact KIPDA for vision coverage resources
  • If you, your child/grandchild, or an older adult you are caring for are experiencing symptoms, be sure to make an appointment as soon as possible
  • For more information visit
  • Use #NationalVisionExamMonth to share on social media and remind others that AUGUST is NATIONAL EYE EXAM MONTH IN 2020 AND IT’S A GREAT TIME TO FOCUS ON EYE HEALTH!

National Eye Exam Month was founded in 1989 by Sears Optical


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Sherman Minton Bridge Construction

Traveling across the Sherman Minton Bridge will be different when construction gets underway early next year for the major rehabilitation planned. The Sherman Minton Renewal team has announced a recommended approach for construction, detailing how traffic will be maintained over an estimated three-year construction period. The recommended plan limits full closure of the bridge to only 54 total days of the estimated 843 total days of work. Cross-river traffic will be maintained with two eastbound and two westbound travel lanes. The 90+ million rehabilitation and painting project is expected to add up to 30 years of life to the bridge that carries 90,000 vehicles across the Ohio River from Louisville into Southern Indiana. Public and agency comments are being accepted on the Environmental Document through August 15, 2020. For more information visit

 Connecting Kentuckiana 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and FY 2020 - 2025 Transporation Improvement Program: Amendment 2

The next deadline is rapidly approaching for revising, adding, or removing projects that may impact air quality and for adding new regionally significant projects to the MPO’s planning documents. Project sponsors must submit a Project Application no later than August 31st, 2020 to be considered as part of Amendment 2. There are several components to an MTP/TIP amendment including air quality conformity analysis as well as a public comment period. KIPDA staff plan to present Amendment 2 to the MPO committees in November 2020 with Federal review expected to be complete by December 2020. 
Kentucky Call for Projects

KIPDA announced a Kentucky Call for Projects in March 2020. Approximately $26 Million was available in combined Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG-MPO) and Transportation Alternatives (TA-MPO) funding. Applications were due by the end of May 2020. On July 23rd, the Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) awarded 12 projects a combined $21.3 Million from the STBG-MPO program and awarded 6 projects a combined $5.2 million from the TA-MPO program. A summary of the funding awards and a map of the projects can be found here.

Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan Update

The update to the Coordinated Plan is well underway and entering the next phase to develop the goals and objectives that will guide coordination efforts and funding prioritization for the coming years. Public input was sought from users and transportation providers in the form of online surveys. The surveys were available from May 14th to July 10th and distributed through social media, direct email, newsletters, and phone calls. We received 136 public survey responses and 25 provider survey responses.  KIPDA’s transportation committees and stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft goals and objectives in August/September. Information regarding the current Coordinated Plan can be found at

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