Federal Grants

Government
7:31 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Kentucky Awarded $2.8M in Security Grants

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is giving Kentucky nearly $3 million in grants that will be distributed to agencies across the state.

The $2.8 million in grants will fund 119 projects. Governor Steve Beshear’s office says the money will fund training, citizen preparedness and equipment for first-responders, communications and infrastructure.

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Education
3:01 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Several Kentucky School Districts Start Semester With 'Race To The Top' Support

Credit newgre.org

Twenty-two Kentucky school districts have started the school year with new programs funded by one of the largest federal Race to the Top grants recently awarded. Officials say the $41 million  in grants will be used to support additional staff, including college and career counselors, teacher coaches and for professional development. The school districts are part of the Ohio Valley and Green River Regional Education Cooperatives. They include regions in central and northern Kentucky. Alica Sells is a spokeswoman for the group. She said Kentucky educators anticipate the effects of the program to extend beyond the four-year grant.

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School Funding
8:33 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Kentucky Schools Could Be in Line for Grant Money

mspmentor.net

Kentucky schools will learn today whether they have been selected to participate in a new, almost 27 million dollar college-readiness grant program. Known as GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, the federal grant expects to serve 10,000 Kentucky students from low-incomes schools over six years. The goal is to increase the number of students who finish high school and continue their education. The recipient schools will be announced later this morning.

Government
9:07 am
Fri February 17, 2012

State Trail Grants

Graves and Livingston counties are among the 38 recipients in Kentucky of almost two million dollars in federal grants for recreational trail projects. The money will be used for hiking, biking, horseback riding trails. First lady Jane Beshear made the announcement earlier this week in Frankfort. Graves County received 90,000 dollars for its fitness trail and Livingston County received nearly 20 thousand dollars for the second phase of its Park Trail Project.