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Scott County leaders launch Community Relief Fund

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 20:00:16-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Local leaders are launching the Scott County Community Relief Fund. It's set up to help people pay their bills and rent during the COVID-19 crisis.

Transform Scott County, a non-profit, is leading the effort. Organizer Nathaniel Price says the fund is set up to be distributed in a 30, 30, 30 10 structure. For example, 30% for housing, 30% for utilities, 30% for food and 10% for front line responders.

"We're about to see a new wave, a new clientele almost once the relief checks have dried up," said Price.

The donations, which are tax deductible, can be made through a GoFundme page.

Scott County Judge-Executive Joe Pat Covington says roughly 8,600 people in Scott County have filed for unemployment.

There will a $200 cap for each request. Checks will not go to individuals.

"If you say you need help with your rent, the check is going to be issued to the landlord," said Price.

The Scott County Community Relief Fund doesn't officially begin until May 11, but people can still request assistance by calling (502) 642-4494, just leave a message.

Click here to go to the GoFundme page to donate.

• 100% of the funds will be used for financial assistance, and all donations are tax-deductible (none shall go for admin/other expenses).

• Each request will have a $200.00 cap. Requests can be made every thirty (30) days, with a maximum of three (3) requests per family. This limit may be adjusted as we assess community need in this ever-changing situation.

TO APPLY FOR FUNDS
Applicants will call 502-642-4494 to submit a request. Available hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Applications will open on May 11, 2020.
• Applicants must provide documentation for housing expenses and utilities.
• All funds for food will be given directly to AMEN House, and AMEN House will handle all food requests.

Applicant Requirements:
-Must prove residency in Scott County
-The request must be COVID-19 related