Federal Government

Bevin Submits Revised Ky. HEALTH Plan

Aug 24, 2016

 Gov. Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.

The new proposal called Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health) will cover allergy testing and private duty nursing for about 400,000 Kentuckians who have health insurance through the state's expanded Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act.


The Obama Administration has announced more than $14 million in federal grants to coalfields communities around the country. Nearly $6 million of that will go to Kentucky for economic development efforts, to be divided among state government initiatives, nonprofits and counties.

Beshear, Feds Announce $38 Million In Grants For Coal Communities

Mar 28, 2015

The federal government will award as much as $38 million in grants this year to assist Eastern Kentucky communities negatively affected by the decline of the coal industry.

Funding will come from the Department of Labor’s Dislocated Worker National Emergency grants, the Small Business Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is co-chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear.