Grants Awarded

Frankfort, KY — Gov. Matt Bevin and Department of Local Government Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo have announced over $5 million in grant funding for Kentucky communities. The grants will fund community projects across the state, ranging from infrastructure improvements to flood control projects and energy conservation initiatives. Locally, Pike County will receive $656,980.00 to assist with implementation of a floodplain management program. The Flood Control Program uses state bond funds as grants to help meet cost-share match requirements associated with flood mitigation projects funded by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and USDA Rural Development. Also, Johnson County will receive $100,000.00 to make improvements to local buildings that will result in both energy savings and a reduction in operational expenses. The Energy and Efficiency and Conservation Grant program is part of an ongoing effort to assist city and county governments to reduce energy consumption and lower overall utility costs.