City of Maysville Receives $250,000 Community Development Block Grant

Press Release - 01/16/2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 16, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Maysville.

The federal funds will allow the city to purchase and install a new 40,000 gallons-per-minute pump at the Limestone Lift/Pump Station Site, improvements expected to reduce the risk of flooding in the downtown Maysville area.

The Limestone Lift/Pump Station Site was originally constructed in 1953 with four flood wall pumps to alleviate flooding during inclement weather. However, only three pumps exist at this time. As a result, downtown Maysville has experienced flooding in 1997, 2012 and 2018 during heavy rainfall. The most recent flooding event caused approximately $80,000 in damages.

“Apart from damage to buildings that can be costly to repair, flooding poses a safety risk for residents,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “These improvements to the Limestone Lift and Pump Station Site have the potential to prevent future loss of life and property.”

“This project will provide flood protection for more than 200 homes and businesses in Maysville,” Rep. John Sims said. “I’d like to thank Commissioner Dunahoo and her staff for directing these funds toward Maysville for this important project.”

About the Community Development Block Grant Program

The CDBG program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.

About the Department for Local Government

Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. To learn more about CDBG and other grant opportunities available through DLG, visit