City of La Center Receives $1,000,000 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 $1,000,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of La Center.

The federal funds will allow the city to clean and rehabilitate more than 33,000 linear feet of waterlines, as well as perform miscellaneous work at its wastewater treatment plant. The project is expected to remedy two issues with the city’s wastewater system. First, the wastewater treatment system is under Agreed Order with the Kentucky Division of Water for exceeding permit limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia nitrogen and E. coli. Second, the city’s gravity pipes have deteriorated over time, contributing to excessive inflow and infiltration into the system.

“This project is important because it will enable the city to become compliant with Kentucky Division of Water regulations and make the system more effective and efficient,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “I’m pleased to support this project.”

“I’d like to thank Commissioner Dunahoo and her staff for their assistance throughout the funding process,” Sen. Danny Carroll said. “These improvements stand to make the community of La Center a healthier place to live.”

“This funding will play a key role in improving public health in Ballard County and strengthening the very services that our people rely on,” Rep. Steven Rudy said. “This is a terrific investment in our community that will pay dividends for all of our citizens.”

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

More CDBG Announcements From This Week:

City of Jamestown
City of Maysville
City of Sturgis