Welcome to the Department for Local Government
The Department for Local Government (DLG), under the Office of the Governor, provides financial help in the way of grant and loan assistance, as well as advising local governments in matters of budget, personnel and other issues relevant to those entities.
SOAR kicks off STEM-based education, workforce initiative
64 teachers in eastern Kentucky enroll
MANCHESTER - Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, co-chairs of SOAR - Shaping Our Appalachian Region, joined educators from 22 eastern Kentucky school districts at Clay County High School to help kick-off an education initiative aimed at building a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce by creating new opportunities for teachers through National Board Certificatio...(MORE)
Loan-forgiveness program aimed at luring dentists to Appalachian Kentucky
Officials announced a loan-forgiveness program Monday as an incentive to get more dentists in Appalachian Kentucky. The program will get $500,000 from the state, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers. The dental schools at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will administer the program, which will provide money to pay down student lo...(MORE)
Save the date! ARC's Oct. 14-15 conference 'Appalachian Apps: Transforming the Region's Economy'
Appalachian communities are working to invest their resources strategically to help build a stronger economic future. An important part of this process is applying lessons learned from successful programs throughout the Region. These strategic applications - “apps” - can help communities shape their development efforts for more impactful and sustainable results that will transform Appalachia’s eco...(MORE)
LWCF and RTP Advisory Board Meeting Notices
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Advisory Board meeting will be held July 14, 2015 at the Department for Local Government at 1:00 p.m. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is federally funded by the National Park Service and funding is for outdoor recreation. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Board meeting will be held July 29, 2015 at the Department for Local Governmen...(MORE)
TWENTY-FIVE COMPLETE CDBG CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Kentucky’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Certified Administrator Training was held in Frankfort on June 22-25. There was a large class of twenty-five students. The training is held each year if there is sufficient interest. The training provides future administrators with a strong foundation in the rules and requirements of administering a CDBG grant. The training is based on t...(MORE)