Several Northern Kentucky organizations were presented with more than $3.8 million for transportation projects and local nonprofit organizations in Boone County Tuesday at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.
New Day Ranch received just over $66,000 and will use the money to help further their organization’s mission to use horses to help individuals navigate life challenges.
“If they’ve had traumas in their life or death in the family, we come around them and design their curriculum as they’re working with the horse and to address and help them actually come overcome a lot of those obstacles,” said Beth Long, founder and CEO.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky also received $2,836,089.60 to assist in purchasing four hybrid electric-diesel buses that will replace four all-diesel buses that have surpassed their federally defined lifespan.
The funding is through the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) improvement program of the U.S. Department of Transportation. CMAQ grants are administered by the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
“TANK is a major transit provider of this entire region, with a fixed-route system that accounts for some 2 million passenger trips per year,” General Manager Gina Douthat said. “It is critically important for TANK to keep a modern, reliable fleet of buses on the road. We appreciate Gov. Beshear’s support for our CMAQ application.”
Six nonprofits received grants as part of the Nonprofit Assistance Fund, which is helping organizations across Kentucky recover from the effects of the pandemic. The funding comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
Here are the nonprofits receiving funding from that fund:
- $100,000 for St. Elizabeth Home Care;
- $100,000 for Go Pantry;
- $66,094 for New Day Ranch;
- $50,808 for the Northern Kentucky Education Council;
- $21,990 for the Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky; and
- $18,782.91 for Boone County Court Appointed Special Advocates