City of Livermore Receives $500,000 CDBG Grant for Fire Station Renovation Project

press - 10/29/2019

City of Livermore Receives $500,000 CDBG Grant for Fire Station Renovation Project
City of Livermore Receives $500,000 CDBG Grant for Fire Station Renovation Project

Grant Will Help Fund Renovations at Livermore Fire Station

FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 29, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation for the City of Livermore, in McLean County, for significant renovations at the Livermore Fire Station.

“We are excited today to announce $500,000 in CDBG grant funding for the City of Livermore,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “Our Department for Local Government works closely with local officials to address priority projects that will most positively impact their communities. This significant investment is based on those discussions and will enable vital emergency services facility improvements to be made.”

The City of Livermore’s Fire Station, constructed in 1922 and last renovated in 1960, serves the census tract 9701 portion of McLean County surrounding the community of Livermore, with an approximate population of 2,528. Currently, the City is restrained by useable space for their specialized equipment necessary for responding to emergency calls.

The facility is functionally obsolete and the renovation will update the station to accommodate the current equipment and functions provided by the fire station. This project will address the deterioration of the structure due to the age of the facility.

Renovations will include updates to the electrical system, a new roof, reconstruction and retrofitting of interior walls to accommodate the current apparatus, and new lighting. The renovation will also include the addition of a new training area, additional equipment storage, office space, two complete bathroom facilities including showers, and a working kitchen.

“This renovation will provide Livermore’s volunteer first responders with a safer and healthier enviroment to provide more efficient and effective emergency response services to all area residents,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “I’m very pleased that we were able to help provide funding for such an important community asset.”

“This funding affords us the ability to modernize facilities to better serve Kentuckians across our district and the Commonwealth,” said Senator Matt Castlen. “I am pleased to see this well-deserved renovation project being invested for McLean County first responders."

"Public safety is the most important priority of government, and I welcome this grant money and look forward to the improvements that will be made to the fire station in Livermore," Rep. Jim Gooch said. "Our citizens will be well served in emergency situations by a more modern, updated fire station."

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.

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