City of Jamestown Receives $500,000 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 $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Jamestown. The federal funds will allow the city to replace aging waterlines.

The project consists of replacing 7,400 linear feet of cast iron waterline with PVC waterline, which is expected to reduce water loss and improve water quality for more than 700 customers. In addition to the CDBG funding, the City of Jamestown has been issued a $500,000 loan through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority’s State Revolving Fund for the project.

“The city’s current waterlines have rusted on the inside, which among other things has caused many of the utility’s customers to experience brown drinking water,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo, who also serves as chair of the KIA Board. “I’m pleased that both KIA and DLG have been able to play a role in funding 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