Coal Development Branch

The Coal Development Branch utilizes state funds to promote economic development across the Commonwealth. This includes administering:

Local Government Economic Development Fund (LGEDF)/Single County Coal Severance

LGEDF/ Single County Coal Severance Grants are available for any coal-producing county for any economic or industrial development projects as defined by KRS 42.4588.

House Bill (HB 303, the biennial budget of the Commonwealth for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 also allows that LGED/Single County Coal Severance Funds shall be allocated to projects that have the concurrence of the respective County Judge-Executive, State Representative(s) and State Senator(s).

Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF)

The Local Government Economic Assistance Fund (LGEAF) is a program of revenue sharing for Kentucky counties and cities. The LGEAF returns a portion of state collected coal and non-coal mineral severance taxes to eligible local governments in accordance with KRS 42.450 – KRS 42.495. There are two, somewhat distinct aspects of the program, one for coal severance receipts and one for non-coal minerals receipts. The LGEAF program should not be confused with a similarly named, but entirely distinct program known as the LGEDF.

*No application is needed to access these funds. Funds are automatically distributed to eligible recipients on a quarterly basis.*

Coal Development Branch Staff

Amy Barnes, Office of State Grants Executive Director
Olivia Clark, Local Government Advisor
Billie Renee Johnson, Local Government Advisor
Laura Kronauer, Internal Policy Analyst III
Wendy Thompson, Local Government Advisor

A full staff directory can be found by clicking here.

Downloads

Coal Counties 2015 Map (.pdf - 878 kb)
Completion Report (.xls - 34 kb)
HOW TO ACCESS Coal Severance Funds under HB 303 (.doc - 32 kb)
LGEDF and LGEAF Program Guidelines Coming Soon (.pdf - 771 kb)
LGEDF Project Proceeds Report (.doc - 46 kb)
Project Scope and Budget HB 303 (.xls - 52 kb)
Project Scope and Budget LGEDF Grants (.xls - 53 kb)
Quarterly Progress Report (.xls - 29 kb)
Request for Disbursement HB 235 (.xls - 44 kb)
Sample Resolution for HB 303 Projects (.doc - 26 kb)