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McCracken County receives $360,000 grant for Lotus, a support center for survivors of assault and abuse

Gov. Andy Beshear and Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Dennis Keene have announced a $360,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to McCracken County for Lotus, an advocacy and support center for survivors of assault and abuse. The funding will further Lotus’s efforts in healing and recovery for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse. Lotus will use the grant to purchase...

Bevin announces $2.9 million in Community Development Block Grants for housing projects

(Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new numbers provided by the Governor’s Office.) Gov. Matt Bevin joined federal, state and local officials in Georgetown last week to announce $2,911,999 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for housing rehabilitation projects across the Commonwealth. These federal funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Applications being accepted for 2018 Community Development Block Grants; over $22 million available

The Department for Local Government (DLG) announces over $22 Million in funding opportunities for 2018 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program provides funds for public facilities, economic development, housing, public services, and community projects. “The 2018 CDBG funding cycle provides an excellent...

City of Franklin receives $997,000 Community Development Block Grant for rail spur

The Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $997,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for construction of a rail spur off of the CSX railroad’s mainline to serve the Fritz Winter North America LP automotive parts plant, which is to be constructed in the Wilkey North Industrial Park in Franklin. Sen. David Givens commented on the grant, “I am pleased to hear the Fritz...

Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women receives $220,000 Community Development Block Grant

The Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $220,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women. The Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women adheres to the Recovery Kentucky Guidelines of providing hope to the homeless and those in fear of homelessness that are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, by using a program that integrates...

City of Sacramento receives $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for fire station

he Department for Local Government (DLG) approved funding for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the City of Sacramento. Funds will be used for design and construction of a new fire station. The new station will have three (3) pull through double bays which will improve response time, as well as a training room and improved equipment storage. “This is a significant grant for...

Bevin announces $500,000 ARC grant for Irvine; $250,000 to Kenton County for addiction center

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved funding for a $500,000 grant for the City of Irvine in Estill County, Gov. Matt Bevin’s office announced Wednesday. Funds will be used to expand and upgrade the city’s existing wastewater collection system to provide new sewer service for 219 households in the Wisemantown community and improve sewer service for 354 households and 86 businesses...