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Energy and Environment Cabinet awards grants of more than $1.6 million to innovative energy projects

Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely has announced that seven organizations will share more than $1.6 million in grant funding to promote efficient technologies and practices in public and private-sector buildings. Recipients include education, utility service, local government, and waste water treatment organizations. “These projects represent innovative initiatives that provide...

ARC approves $300,000 grant for Clay City water tank, $250,000 for hospital equipment in Irvine

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant for $300,000 to Clay City, KY to replace a 50,000-gallon water storage tank with a new 150,000-gallon water tank. “I am pleased the ARC approved funding for this new capacity water tank for the residents of Powell County,” said Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo at the Department for Local Government. “The new tank and upgraded pump station...

Transportation grants from Kentucky State Parks Foundation support student trips

Students from six Kentucky schools are taking field trips to a Kentucky State Park thanks to a transportation grant from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.   Elliott County students take a cave tour at Carter Caves State Resort Park. (Photo provided) The KSPF’s “Inside Out Education” initiative allows schools to seek the grants that allow students to learn about the environment, history...

Filing for FAFSA early gives students better chance; given on first-come, first-served basis

  Kentucky students planning to attend an in-state college or university this fall should file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible. Filing early increases a student’s chance of receiving a state need-based grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. The FAFSA is available here.   A student attending a college or university...

10 organizations receive arts assistance grants from the Ky. Arts Council to serve seniors

  The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $50,000 to 10 community organizations that will provide hands-on arts programming to people 65 and older in its second round of funding through the Arts Access Assistance Grant.   “Creative aging and lifelong learning in the arts” was the theme for the fiscal year 2015 grant cycle.   Arts Access Assistance Grants support arts...