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Beshear: Federal dollars available for long-term care from March tornadoes

November 26, 2012 | | Comments Comments

FRANKFORT – Residents in 10 Kentucky counties hit hardest by last March’s tornadoes are in line to receive a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide long-term recovery assistance, Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday.

“These grant funds from FEMA will allow us to provide tailored support to families to assist them in getting back on their feet,” Beshear said in a statement.

The grant will provide long-term recovery disaster case management services to residents of Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe counties. Services will be available for 18 months.

The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, housed within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, will administer the grant. The department will work with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Big Sandy Area Development District as the grant proceeds.

For more information, contact the Department for Aging and Independent Living at 502-564-6930.

–Jack Brammer

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