State $$$ available to families

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Apply early Friday if your income has been slashed during pandemic
 
COVINGTON, Ky. - Families whose income has been drastically reduced by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for financial help beginning at 8 a.m. Friday morning, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced tonight.
 
City of Covington officials urged residents not to dawdle in seeking help from the state’s Team Kentucky Fund.
 
“Do not miss out on this opportunity,” said Assistant City Manager Bruce Applegate, the City of Covington’s coronavirus coordinator. “These donated funds are extremely limited, and I expect competition will be fierce, with a lot of people around the Commonwealth applying. While there’s no guarantee you will receive funds, the earlier you apply, the better your chances.”
 
To be eligible, families either must have suffered either a loss of employment or a reduction of their income of 50 percent or more because of COVID-19
 
Families can receive a maximum of $1,000 per family in the form of vouchers used to pay rent, mortgage, electricity, gas, water, food and groceries.
 
Applications must be made online at https://teamkyfund.ky.gov/
 
“We currently have $3 million in the Team Kentucky Fund. This amount has been raised though the generosity of businesses and the members of Team Kentucky,” said Lt. Gov. Coleman. “Thank you. What you have done to support your fellow Kentuckians is truly special.”
 
Gov. Andy Beshear announced the creation of the Team Kentucky Fund on March 23 to raise tax-deductible donations to help Kentuckians who have suffered severe loss of income because of the pandemic.
 
It’s overseen by the state’s Public Protection Cabinet.
           
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