FRANKFORT, KY (STL.News) Gov. Andy Beshear announced $2.5 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for two projects in Eastern Kentucky that will upgrade waterlines, create jobs and build a better Kentucky.
The grant funding is administered by the Department for Local Government (DLG). Grantees include the City of Cumberland and the Northeast Kentucky Regional Industrial Authority in Grayson.
“These projects are great for Eastern Kentucky and will provide better utility service, create jobs and foster real opportunity,” said Gov. Beshear. “These advancements will help us sprint out of the COVID-19 pandemic this year and will help us build the stronger, better Kentucky we’ve always imagined.”
DLG Commissioner and Gov. Beshear’s ARC Representative Dennis Keene explained how important these projects are for Eastern Kentucky families.
“ARC investments have transformed Appalachian communities for decades,” said Commissioner Keene. “These projects will make a real difference in Eastern Kentucky because they are more than investments in infrastructure, they are investments in our families. Thanks to these projects, hundreds of Kentuckians will have better utility service and access to jobs in their community.”
Cumberland will use $500,000 for much-needed waterline improvements.