Pike County Receives $656,980 from State Flood Control Matching Grant Program

Press Release - 08/30/2019

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Pike County Receives $656,980 from State Flood Control Matching Grant Program

Funds Will Contribute to Ongoing Floodplain Management in Pike County

FRANKFORT, KY (August 30, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced a $656,980 grant from the Flood Control Program to Pike County Fiscal Court. The grant is part of ongoing support to an effort to implement a floodplain management plan in Pike County.

These funds will allow for voluntary flood proofing, voluntary floodplain acquisitions and removal, relocation and demolitions of structures, and implementation of a floodplain management plan.

This project is federally sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with a total project cost of $13,139,605 of which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pay $12,482,625.

“I appreciate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its ongoing support of both this significant undertaking as well as the citizens of Pike County,” DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo said. “I’m pleased that DLG can contribute to this important effort.”

“Mitigating the risk of flooding will be extremely beneficial for Pike County, which will have a greater opportunity to thrive once this project is complete,” state Senator Phillip Wheeler said. “My sincere thanks to Governor Bevin and DLG Commissioner Dunahoo for their efforts on behalf of the residents of Pike County and for the support of the Pike County Fiscal Court for this important project.”

“I’m grateful for the support Pike County has received from Governor Bevin and Commissioner Dunahoo throughout this endeavor,” said state Representative John Blanton. “This grant award will go a long way towards addressing this issue.”

“I’d like to thank the agencies that came together to fund this important project,” said state Representative Chris Harris.

“We appreciate the attention that has been given to this issue and to our community,” said state Representative Angie Hatton.

“I’m glad to see this important project move forward and look forward to seeing it when complete,” said state Representative Ashley Tackett Laferty.

About the Flood Control Program

The Flood Control Program uses state bond funds as grants to help meet cost-share match requirements associated with flood mitigation projects funded by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA Rural Development.

Examples of projects previously funded through the program include small dam reconstruction, acquisition of homes in flood-prone areas, debris removal and construction of floodwalls.

About the Department for Local Government

The Department for Local Government is an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. For more information, visit http://kydlgweb.ky.gov/.



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