NKY Resources Guide
Northern Kentucky Guide to Resources
As a result of a joint effort on behalf of the NKY Area Development District (NKADD), NKY Chamber of Commerce, NKY Office of Drug Control Policy (NKYODCP), NKY Tri-ED, and United Way Greater Cincinnati in NKY, the Northern Kentucky Guide to Resources & Updates has been created to provide a central location for all resources that serve businesses, community members, non-profit partners and those in need throughout our region.
If you have a question about where to go to find information, please feel free to dial 211 and be connected to the United Way 211 call center. They are available 24/7 and have information on 140 United Way funded agencies.
Cincinnati Bell is Helping you Stay Connected
We have 50+ locations in the Greater Cincinnati area that can provide you free Wi-Fi. You can access Fioptics Internet while still adhering to CDC guidelines. To access, simply choose "Fioptics Free Wi-Fi" from the list and fill in the fields on the portal page, that you will be automatically directed to. https://www.cincinnatibell.com/special-pages/coronavirus/wi-fi-hotspots
If you have questions or need access to any of the following topics, please click on the related links:
The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) blends public and private funds to enhance the business climate in and foster regional cooperation among Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. They market and promote Northern Kentucky on a national and international basis as a desirable location for new or expanding businesses, and we assist existing local companies to expand operations and grow their customer base. https://www.northernkentuckyusa.com/
Northern Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Serving the counties of Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton & Pendleton. The SBDC at Northern Kentucky University provides one-on-one consultations at no costs to existing and potential entrepreneurs in NKY. The NKU SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low-cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC consultants. https://www.ksbdc.org/highland-heights
SCORE the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. SCORE Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions and loan application assistance via phone, email and a variety of video and chat services. https://www.score.org/
Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC)
The KSBDC has been busy developing resources to assist Kentucky’s small business community navigate this unprecedented situation while also providing information to those who serve small businesses and to those who are stakeholders in the success of Kentucky’s small businesses.
KSBDC Weekly Webinar Series: This series will begin tomorrow. The sessions will be conducted at noon each Wednesday and will continue to evolve as more information becomes available. The first will focus on the SBA Economic Injury and Disaster Loan product and application process. KSBDC Coaches and a representative of the SBA will be leading this meeting. To register for tomorrow’s webinar please follow this link: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/9v7ygsg
KSBDC Dedicated Webpage: KSBDC has launched a focused webpage, that provides resources and information to small business owners in need of assistance concentrating on the current crisis. The site, http://kybizhelp.com, will be updated as new small business information and resources become available.
KSBDC Small Business Hotline: KSBDC has also created a small business hotline: 1-888-475-SBDC (7232) to efficiently route callers to a KSBDC business coach in their region.
You can reach any of our KSBDC business coaches through our streamlined communication options by using any or all of the following:
KSBDC Managing in Times of Financial Difficulty: Download a copy of our checklist for Managing in Times of Financial Difficulty. http://ow.ly/wk9W50yL6YQ
This is a must have checklist which provides business owners with practical tips and advice on how they can more effectively manage their cash flow during this crisis.
Also continue to check out our social media sites and share those as well!
Now Available- SBA Disaster Assistance Loans (as of March 21)
Governor Beshear announced the state has qualified for U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance. With that certification now in place, small businesses, for-profit contractors and private non-profits anywhere in Kentucky that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for low-interest SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans applications can be completed and filed online at www.sba.gov/disaster. The SBA is also mobilizing call centers to assist in the loan-application process. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email email@example.com. To view a copy of the SBA fact sheet, click here.
SBA Loan Documents:
4505-T Form- Request for Transcript of Tax Return
SBA Additional Filing Requirements- Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL)
Census 2020 US Census information
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Burlington & Ft Thomas YMCA locations are offering childcare
For children of healthcare workers, 6-12 years of age. Services offered 6 am to 6:30 pm https://myy.org/ | 859-815-9179
Childcare Aware, Kentucky: https://www.childcareawareky.org
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Information for Child Care Facilities
For information and updates related to waivers for childcare centers to remain open and serve first responders visit https://chfs.ky.gov/Pages/cvres.aspx
4C for Children
Resources for businesses seeking support for their “essential workers”:
Childcare providers in our area offering limited duration childcare (updated daily)
Frequently asked questions about the limited duration childcare https://chfs.ky.gov/cv19/FAQLDC.pdf
If you or someone you know need childcare during this time, Learning Grove can help! Please contact us via our website www.learning-grove.org or 859-431-2075.
Education (K-12) and Post-Secondary
NORTHERN KENTUCKY (K-12) SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Diocese of Covington Schools
Fort Thomas Independent
How to File for Unemployment Insurance:
Employers – Unemployment Insurance and Job Openings
The Kentucky Career Center of Northern Kentucky works to connect local businesses to workforce talent, and job seekers to career opportunities. Currently during the COVID-19 emergency, all Career Center locations are helping clients virtually – by phone, email and chat. For more information you can visit https://nkcareercenter.org or call (859) 292-6666, though extraordinarily high call volume is keeping the call line booked. Try email for the best result in reaching a team member.
NEW! Unemployment Insurance Employer Handbook (published April 13, 2020)
Employers can email firstname.lastname@example.org about e-claims and workshare questions. Additional FAQs and other resources are available at: https://nkcareercenter.org/ui
Individuals – Unemployment Insurance and Job Search
The Kentucky Career Center of Northern Kentucky works to connect local job seekers to career opportunities. Currently during the COVID-19 emergency, all Career Center locations are helping clients virtually – by phone, email and chat. For more information you can visit https://nkcareercenter.org/UI or call (859) 292-6666, though extraordinarily high call volume is keeping the call line booked. Please try email UIAssistance@ky.gov for the best result in reaching a team member.
Individuals can find resources about recent COVID-19 related changes to Unemployment Insurance and how to file for unemployment in Kentucky at https://kcc.ky.gov. In addition, Northern Kentuckians can call the Kentucky Career Center – Northern Kentucky at (859) 292-6666.
Individuals can email email@example.com about e-claims and workshare questions. Additional FAQs and other resources are available at:
In order to serve you better, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims will be filed on a specific day of the week based on the first letter of your last name.
Friday If you missed your day
If you don’t complete your claim by Saturday at 11:59 pm, you will need to start the process over on the specific day of the next week.
Job Search Central at the Kenton County Public Library
You will find numerous resources for job seekers at all levels via KCPL’s Job Search Central site including free classes covering Grow with Google Digital Literacy skills, creating resumes, interview preparation and practice, transferable skills workshops, LinkedIn classes, learning to network, developing an elevator speech and more. The Library provides practical job-hunting tools like assistance with technology, links to local job search sites, lists of regional job openings, and access to grow your skills through Gale Courses and Learning Express.
NKYAG is a job search support group for professional level people in job transition or interested in changing careers. Sign-up to receive information about services via the NKYAG Weekly Email.
Life Learning Center COVID19 Response Visit link for updates to Life Learning Center’s program delivery services.
Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
For COVID-19 information in multiple languages, visit Resources in 150+ Languages (Source: Endangered Language Project)
United Way of Greater Cincinnati COVID-19 Service Guide - Español
International Language Handouts
Belflex Taking applications at www.belflex.com or by visiting our office at 7842 Connector Drive, Florence, KY 41042 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to fill out an application. Please bring two forms of identification. Belflex has “Felony friendly” positions open at this time.
Staffmark Staffmark has jobs and people looking for work! If you are recently displaced or looking for work, Staffmark is currently helping to support essential businesses in our region! NKY/Cincinnati is home to many critical supply partners, and they are working hard to meet the demand. Staffmark will be using scheduling, application and interviewing technology to support as much of a remote process as possible for our applicants. Employees looking for work can easily apply online at www.staffmark.com. Select JOBS and apply online to any open position or call your local Staffmark Branch. Employers looking for ways to onboard talent quickly, can reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Express Employment Professionals in Florence has a multitude of job opportunities in Northern Kentucky. We are hiring in various life sustaining industries meeting the essential business guidelines. Most jobs will NOT require experience. We are in full operation with the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. At this time, Express is asking for applicants to call or complete an application online by visiting www.ExpressPros.com/ Florence or calling 859-525-7722
Healthcare Assistance COVID-19 Hotline
Operated by the NKY Poison Control Center can answer questions about COVID-19 (800)722-5725
For the latest numbers on COVID-19 testing and cases in Kentucky, please visit https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19. Information is updated daily.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
1 Medical Village Drive, #3403, Edgewood KY 41017
St. Elizabeth Covington
1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, Covington KY 41011
St. Elizabeth Florence
4900 Houston Road, Florence KY 41042
St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas
85 North Grand Avenue, Fort Thomas KY 41075
St. Elizabeth Grant County
238 Barnes Rd, Williamstown, KY 41097
St. Elizabeth Hospital also operates Business Health Services, which offers a variety of cost-effective occupational health services in order to help keep employees both physically and mentally healthy, safe, and productive to ensure better company performance.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
In a joint venture with St. Elizabeth Hospital, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital operates an outpatient center focusing on lab, radiology and subspecialty services. For more information on their sub-specialty services offered, please visit link provided.
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital operates a small 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers inpatient and outpatient services. They have specialized programs to help following a stroke, brain injury, hip fracture, spinal cord injury, pulmonary, amputations, arthritis, multi-trauma, and neurological disorders.
NKY Water District for billing questions or turned on/off
https://www.nkywater.org/ | 859-578-9898
Cincinnati Water Works
https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/water/ | 513-591-7700
NKY Sanitation Department (SD1)
Lobby Closed; Water Shutoffs, Late Fees and Penalties Temporarily Suspended. Due to recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SD1 has closed its lobby and temporarily suspended penalties, late fees and water disconnections for non-payment. In the interim, if you have questions about your sanitary or storm water services or billing, please call (859) 578-7450 or email info@SD1.org. We will continue to look for ways to support our customers during this challenging time.
READ MORE: http://sd1.org/NewsArticle.aspx?id=20148
TANK (Transit Authority of NKY) Reducing Schedule – Select Express Routes will not operate effective Monday 3/23/2020 Due to COVID-19 related changes, TANK will be operating a REDUCED SUNDAY SCHEDULE -Beginning Monday 3/23/2020. Express Routes that do not normally run on Sunday will not run during this time. TANK will continue to provide the public with pertinent and up-to-date information on any service changes, closures, events, and COVID-19 operational updates through our website, alert system, the news media and our social media. https://www.tankbus.org/
CVG Airport is open and operational. Committed to operating a safe and clean airport, CVG is working closely with health professionals and airline partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.cvgairport.com/
Defining Essential Services (Per the US Chamber of Commerce)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released official guidance from the President regarding the Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19. This guidance states that: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
NKY Counties and Cities
2950 Washington St.
Burlington, KY 41005
Boone County Information
1098 Monmouth St.
PO Box 72340
Newport, KY 41071
Campbell County Information
440 Main St.
Carrollton, KY 41008
Carroll County Information
200 Washington St.
PO Box 144
Warsaw, KY 41095
Gallatin County Information
101 N. Main St.
Williamstown, KY 41097
Grant County Information
303 Court St.
Covington, KY 41011
Kenton County Information
100 N. Thomas St.
Owenton, KY 40359
Owen County Information
233 Main St.
Falmouth, KY 41040
Pendleton County Information
Crescent Springs- https://crescent-springs.ky.us/
Crestview Hills- https://www.crestviewhills.com/
Fort Mitchell- WWW.FORTMITCHELL.COM
Fort Wright- WWW.FORTWRIGHT.COM
Kenton Vale- email@example.com
Lakeside Park- WWW.CITYOFLAKESIDEPARK.COM
Park Hills- WWW.PARKHILLSKY.NET
Ryland Heights- https://www.cityofrylandheights.org/
Taylor Mills- WWW.TAYLORMILLKY.GOV
Villa Hills- WWW.VILLAHILLSKY.ORG
Cold Spring- WWW.COLDSPRINGKY.COM
Fort Thomas- WWW.FTTHOMAS.ORG
Highland Heights- WWW.HHKY.US
Silver Grove- WWW.CITYOFSILVERGROVEKY.COM
Dry Ridge- https://cdrky.org/