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Department for Local Government
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340
Frankfort, KY 40601
 
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(502) 573-2382
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(800) 346-5606
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(800) 648-6056
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(502) 573-2939
 
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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.

 

  • Shaping our Appalachian Region, SOAR, takes off with first organizational meeting in Hazard

     

    Shaping our Appalachian Region, SOAR, takes off with first organizational meeting in Hazard

    A diverse group of Eastern Kentucky citizens will form the executive leadership structure of the Shaping our Appalachian Region initiative. The 15-member executive committee, co-chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers, held its first meeting today in Hazard. The group developed a nine-month action plan to guide them as the initiative seeks continued conversations and deeper outreach ...(MORE)

  • Livermore Sewer Rehabilitation Project Featured in
    Winter 2014 Land, Air and Water Publication

     

    Livermore Sewer Rehabilitation Project Featured in Winter 2014 Land, Air and Water Publication

    The city of Livermore in McLean County recently completed a $2 million wastewater infrastructure improvements project. It was funded through a $1 million Community Development Block Grant from the Department for Local Government and a $1 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund low-interest loan from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority. The McLean sewer project will have both short- and long-t...(MORE)

  • Smith Mills Fire Dept. Receives
    $500,000 Grant for New Station

     

    Smith Mills Fire Dept. Receives $500,000 Grant for New Station

    Henderson's Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Department will build a new fire station thanks to a $500,000 community development block grant. The Smith Mills Fire Department is currently based in a 112-year-old building near a busy intersection, creating hazards for firefighters. The new station will allow for improved response times to the 475 Henderson County households the department serves. ...(MORE)

  • Gov. Beshear Announces Nearly $600,000 for Kentucky Recreational and Tourism Projects

     

    Gov. Beshear Announces Nearly $600,000 for Kentucky Recreational and Tourism Projects

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2013) – 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. B...(MORE)

  • Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $1.1 Million for Recreational Trail Projects

     

    Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $1.1 Million for Recreational Trail Projects

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced more than $1.1 million in 2013 Recreational Trail Program (RTP) grants to develop and maintain 20 trail projects throughout Kentucky. “Developing Kentucky trails is key to increasing our state’s overall adventure tourism efforts and infusing money into local economies,” said Gov. Beshear. “This funding helps our communities to not o...(MORE)

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