A new fund has been established to help those who may have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.
In his press briefing Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the establishment of the Team Kentucky Fund, where donations can be made to go toward providing financial relief to those whose livelihoods have been affected during the pandemic response. The fund, which is being overseen by the state’s Public Protection Cabinet, provides a platform for tax-deductible donations in any amount to be made.
“The Team Kentucky Fund, to the extent that people donate to it, will help provide financial assistance to Kentuckians whose employment has been affected by this virus,” Beshear said.
Beshear says the fund is “an opportunity to make sure that we can help with as many of the sacrifices that people are making as possible.”
Beshear called the fund a “safe opportunity” for Kentuckians to help Kentuckians.
“We know, realistically, we will not be able to provide for every Kentuckian that has lost. We can make a difference in people’s lives in ways that will be incredibly meaningful to each and every one of those people,” he said.
The tab to access the Team Kentucky Fund is found on Kentucky’s COVID-19 website, kycovid19.ky.gov.
“There are no limits, every penny helps,” Beshear said. “Whether it’s $19 to fight COVID-19 or whether it is any other contribution, it’s incredibly important.”
The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet is currently working to establish guidelines for the awarding of funds through the Team Kentucky Fund. A representative with the cabinet says applications for funds are anticipated to be available next week.