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UPDATE: State Aid Funds & Loans payments

May 18, 2020

*Should this information change, we will update you here*

Due to the complexities surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, we understand the unique difficulties fire departments are currently facing. Therefore, we wish to notify you of several amendments pertaining to State Aid funds and Loan payments.

The Kentucky Fire Commission has extended the submission deadline for 2019 State Aid Proofs of Purchase, originally set for June 30, 2020, until August 31, 2020. Please ensure that all paperwork for 2019 is submitted to Candace Price prior to this date.

If your department has had to cancel pre-scheduled fundraisers due to COVID-19, and these fundraisers (or other revenue sources) would have generated monies used to pay for building insurance, apparatus insurance, or department utility bills, an exception will be made for 2020 to allow these types of expenditures to be paid for with State Aid funds.

Fire Departments with loans held by the Kentucky Fire Commission that are experiencing financial hardship due to cancellation of pre-scheduled fundraising during COVID-19, and who are unable to otherwise generate funds to pay for other necessary departmental expenses, may defer their Fire Commission loan payments for one (1) year.

If you need to defer your loan payments to use monies to pay for other operational expenses, you must notify me in writing at bruce.roberts@kctcs.edu to explain the issue. Your notification must include an explanation for the deferment, scheduled date(s) of the fundraiser(s), and anticipated funds that would have been generated during that event.

Know that the Fire Commission is here to work with you through these unprecedented times. Please reach out to use if we may be of assistance.