WASHINGTON, D.C. (MTN) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that 280 Kentucky nursing facilities received over $41 million to purchase personal protective equipment, support staffing and increase testing.
This funding was made available through Senator McConnell’s CARES Act, the largest rescue package in American history.
“Kentucky’s seniors need our help, especially during the coronavirus crisis. I’m proud the CARES Act continues delivering urgent assistance for nursing homes to help protect the residents and caregivers,” said Senator McConnell. “Like all of Kentucky’s healthcare heroes, these facilities’ workers are courageously working to keep our loved ones safe. I’d like to extend my gratitude, and, as Senate Majority Leader, I’ll continue working to provide for them.”
So far, Kentucky’s healthcare heroes have received more than $1.3 billion from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. Additionally, small Kentucky businesses, farmers and nonprofits received more than $5.2 billion in assistance through PPP loans.