NKY Cities and Counties Applying for CDBG-COVID Utility Assistance Grants

On January 25, 2021, Gov. Beshear announced CDBG-Coronavirus Response funds available to local governments in order to help Kentuckians with overdue utility bills within their jurisdiction. Since the announcement, NKADD has been working with the Department for Local Government (DLG), Northern Kentucky Community Action (NKCA) and our city and county governments on applications for this funding.

We anticipate 30-35 NKADD local governments will apply for over $5 million, with the goal of making sure our entire ADD District has funding for eligible households to receive assistance.  

Households will be eligible if they have been financially impacted by COVID-19, are struggling to pay utility bills, and have received notice for delinquency or disconnect between January 21, 2020 and present day.   Households will apply to NKY Community Action Commission and, if approved, relief of up to $250/month for 6 consecutive months would be paid directly to the utility company on their behalf.

Once funding is received, NKADD will work with NKCA, the cities and counties, and the local utilities to market the program to residents.  It is anticipated that funding will begin being awarded within the next few months.

NKWIB WIOA Regional and Local Plan Available for Public Comment

The NKWIB WIOA Regional and Local Plan FY2022 - FY2025 is available for public comment.

According to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board has prepared the draft Northern Kentucky Workforce Development Area Regional and Local Plan. The Local Workforce Development Area Plan sets forth the strategy to:

  • Direct investments in economic, education, and workforce training programs to focus on providing relevant education and training to ensure that individuals, including youth and individuals with barriers to employment, have the skills to compete in the job market and that employers have a ready supply of skilled workers.
  • Apply job-driven strategies in the one-stop delivery system.
  • Enable economic, education, and workforce partners to build a skilled workforce through innovation in, and alignment of, employment, training, and education programs

The Regional plan should identify regional collaboration and innovation opportunities and incorporate priorities and opportunities identified within the Local Plan, guidance from final WIOA regulations, and feedback to Kentucky on its WIOA State Plan. The comprehensive Regional and Local Plan provides an in-depth look at the programs and activities within the NKWDA. Simultaneously, the NKWIB is working towards revising its strategic plan by summer 2021. The NKWIB strategic plan outlines the workforce development goals and objectives for the region.

The draft Regional and Local Plan can be reviewed here: https://nkcareercenter.org/plan2021/. The NKWIB will hold a virtual open meeting on April 20, 2021, at 10 am for public comment on the plan. Use this link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldeqorjItHtctkPnwy0TiTjKvKKCMcNOF to register for the open forum.

Any written comments regarding the plan can also be submitted to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the close of business on April 23, 2021.

NKY Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Opinion Survey

Please take the NKY Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Opinion Survey by clicking here


The purpose of this survey is to gather information about public perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards in your county. In addition, we would like information regarding methods and techniques you prefer for reducing the risks and losses associated with the hazards. 

City of Fort Wright Seeks PT Public Works Laborer


The City of Fort Wright, KY, is seeking a dynamic, highly self-motivated and experienced individual for the position of PT Public Works Laborer.  The position reports directly to the Public Works Director and is responsible primarily for mowing public ROW and litter collection ensuring the efficient operation of the Public Works Dept, and rendering high quality service to our residents.

The successful candidate should possess minimally - a High School Diploma or equivalency, supplemented by previous work experience; a valid driver’s license; a valid Commercial Driver’s License (preferred but not required); and a demonstrated proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment and power tools. 

Salary Range (DOQ):  $15.00 to $18.00 per hour. 

Resumes, including a completed City Employment Application, must be submitted to the FWPW Dept, Attn:  CAO, 409 Kyles Road, Fort Wright, KY 41011. Position open until filled.  More info at www.fortwright.com.  EOE.

City of Edgewood Seeks Full-Time Public Works Specialist

Public Works Specialist
The City of Edgewood is looking to fill a Full-Time position of Public Works Specialist. This position performs light and heavy manual work; operates and maintains equipment; assists the Public Works
Foreman in various other job functions.

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and construction of streets and sidewalks; roadway signage and pavement marking maintenance; storm sewer and catch basin inspection and maintenance; brush and leaf removal; and snow & ice removal. This position will enjoy training; contributions into to a State Public Employees Retirement System (CERS); Contributions into a 401K plan and an outstanding benefits package.

  • Operates and maintains pick-up trucks, dump trucks, salt spreaders and snow plows.
  • Cleans gutters, culverts, sewers and other drainage structures.
  • Loads and unloads stone, gravel, dirt, salt, asphalt and timber.
  • Patches holes in streets and berms.
  • Installs signs.
  • Plow and remove snow.
  • Concrete and asphalt work.

The successful candidate should possess minimally - a High School Diploma or equivalency, supplemented by 3-5 years of previous related work experience or a combination of education and experience; a valid driver's license; a valid Commercial Driver's License (preferred but not required); and a demonstrated proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment and power tools.

Salary Range (DOQ): $38,000 to $48,000 plus excellent benefit package. Applications available online at edgewoodky.gov, or call 859.331.5910. Completed Employment Application must be submitted to the Edgewood Admin Dept, Attn: HR, 385 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017. Open until filled.






Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email info@nkadd.org

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