Jamestown, Russell Springs receive federal funds

The city governments of Jamestown and Russell Springs are receiving federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.

The City of Jamestown will receive a total of $463,795.58 and the City of Russell Springs will receive $683,133.85.

Eligible local governments will receive half of their total allocation now, with the second half of funding coming between spring and summer of next year.

Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $157 million in funding for more than 360 non-entitlement cities in Kentucky from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The funding will arrive as soon as next week to offset expenses related to COVID-19, including the costs of personal protective equipment, vaccination clinics, loss of revenue, payroll and more.

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