Gov. Steve Beshear today announced 12 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to help fund recreational and tourism projects across the Commonwealth. The Department for Local Government (DLG) will administer the grants, totaling $596,325.
"Parks and recreational facilities are important to enhancing the quality of life in our Kentucky communities," Gov. Beshear said. "This LCWF funding will help improve recreational projects and provide Kentuckians safe spaces to be active, go camping, play sports and live overall healthier lifestyles."
The LWCF is a grant matching reimbursement program for the development and maintenance of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, such as campgrounds, sports and playfields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.
Funding for this program is allocated to DLG by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Interior. Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply.
Fiscal year 2013 applicants that have been approved for LWCF grants include:
County Applicant Project Title Grant Amount
Boyd Boyd County Fiscal Court Armco Park Outdoor Recreational Complex $75,000
Bracken Bracken County Fiscal Court Bracken County Equestrian Trail Addition $21,125
Christian City of Pembroke Pembroke Playground Equipment $21,000
Elliot Elliot County Fiscal Court Laurel Gorge Hiking Trail Interpretive Stations $40,000
Green City of Greensburg Green River Paddle Trail Pavilion Project $36,000
Harrison Harrison Country Fiscal Court River Road Fishing Pier and Flat Run Veterans Park Improvements $74,850
Henderson City of Henderson City of Henderson East End Park $40,350
Hopkins City of Dawson Springs Dawson Springs City Park Baseball Field Project $75,000
Leslie City of Hyden River Front City Park Improvement Project $55,195
Magoffin Magoffin County Fiscal Court Battle of Puncheon Park Picnic Shelter $33,073
McCracken McCracken County Fiscal Court Carson Park Outdoor Riding Arena Repairs $75,000
Union Union County Fiscal Court Caseyville Boat Dock Area Enhancement Project $49,732