MAYFIELD, Ky. — Five months afterwards baleful tornadoes devastated Western Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear abutting bounded admiral in Mayfield to advertise $16 actor from the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Abatement Armamentarium will advice board up to 300 homes for families in 13 Western Kentucky counties.
Nonprofit groups Habitat for Humanity, Homes and Hope for Kentucky and The Fuller Centermost for Apartment submitted proposals to advice body up to 100 homes each. They are alive with the state’s Public Protection Cabinet, which administers the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Abatement Fund.
Homes can be congenital in the counties that were acceptable for alone and domiciliary abetment through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren counties.
Habitat for Humanity has agreed to administrate $4 actor to advice with mortgage bottomward acquittal abetment for tornado relief. Habitat hopes to body 10 homes in Bowling Green and 10 in Dawson Springs by the end of 2022 and 30 new homes in Bowling Green and 50 new homes in the Pennryile by the end of 2023.
The Fuller Centermost for Apartment has agreed to administrate $4 actor to advice with mortgage bottomward acquittal abetment on up to 100 tornado abatement homes. Fuller Centermost hopes to body 11 homes in Graves County and has adumbrated its alertness to aggrandize to added counties.
“The Mayfield/Graves Fuller Centermost for Apartment is committed to bringing aback Mayfield, abating families and accouterment affordable apartment to abetment those who accept been acutely impacted by the adverse tornadoes,” said Dave Wright, lath armchair of the Mayfield-Graves Fuller Centermost for Housing.
Homes and Hope for Kentucky has agreed to administrate $8 actor in tornado abatement to pay for abstracts to assemble homes. Homes and Hope, partnering with Mennonite Disaster Casework and Amish groups in the arena to body and adjustment homes after activity costs, is accepted to armamentarium up to 100 homes. Homes and Hope for Kentucky currently has 15 houses beneath architecture in Graves County.
Impacted families should acquaintance anniversary nonprofit anon to actuate which affairs will best accommodated their needs and to apply. The organizations will coact on the analysis and approval of applicants.
West Kentucky State Aid Allotment for Emergencies FundGov. Beshear presented added than $4.8 actor from the West Kentucky State Aid Allotment for Emergencies (SAFE) armamentarium in Mayfield. The allotment awards board added than $2.8 actor for the Burghal of Mayfield, and Mayfield Electric & Water Systems will accept added than $2 million. The funds will board the 5.2% bounded allotment for FEMA-eligible costs and advice with the costs of accretion from the adverse December 2021 tornadoes.
“These funds will advice awning costs and casework that are not acceptable for FEMA aid, and they will advice affluence some of the banking burdens that these communities accept endured,” Beshear said.
“The Burghal of Mayfield is so beholden to Gov. Beshear and our aldermanic representation, abnormally Rep. Richard Heath and Sen. Jason Howell, for their active efforts in alive to annex SAFE allotment and to activate the action of cost of those funds to the areas so angrily devastated by the December tornado,” said Mayor Kathy O’Nan. “We attending advanced to the accretion and rebuilding of our city, and this allotment is a big footfall in that process.”
Gov. Beshear recommended the allotment for the SAFE fund, and the 2022 General Assembly accurate the aid by casual Senate Bill 150, which the Governor active April 15.
Over the accomplished two weeks, Gov. Beshear appear the aboriginal and added circuit of SAFE tornado abatement funding. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management continues to accept added applications, which admiral are anxiously reviewing to ensure the funds are acclimated to their best benefit. KYEM anticipates added allotment will be fabricated accessible to some of the aforementioned entities soon.
Industrial Park Receives $230,000Gov. Beshear additionally appear $230,000 in upgrades at a armpit in Graves County’s Hickory Industrial Park, accretion the location’s address for companies because new area or amplification projects.
“We abide committed to bread-and-butter development initiatives throughout the arena to abutment that accretion effort,” Beshear said. “Site development will be advanced and centermost as we analyze every befalling to accompany new businesses to the commonwealth, in turn, creating affection job opportunities for all Kentuckians. This advance is abundant account for the Mayfield and Graves County association and will advice position the arena not alone to animation aback able but to abide to abound able-bodied into the future.”
The advance will board the architecture of a 150,000-s.f., pre-graded architecture pad on 16 acreage in the Hickory Industrial Park. The armpit will board barter drive admission and abutment up to 200 parking spaces on 4.7 acreage adjoining to the architecture pad. The pad will abate the time to bazaar for -to-be companies and accelerate the architecture process.
“With speed-to-market actuality a analytical agency in today’s armpit location, we are agog to advance this acreage through the Kentucky Cabinet for Bread-and-butter Development and our apparatus through Graves County Bread-and-butter Development business allure business efforts,” said Jason Lemle, admiral of Graves County Bread-and-butter Development. “We appetite to acknowledge the Kentucky Cabinet for Bread-and-butter Development and the Kentucky Association for Bread-and-butter Development for partnering with us on this activity and attending advanced to approaching accord as we abide to clean the Burghal of Mayfield and Graves County.”
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