Grant Funding Opportunities

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The application period will open soon for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Recreational Trails Program, and Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Grants Program. Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply for funds under these programs.

Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Grants Program

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The Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Grants Program is funded by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. The funds are to develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage Household Hazardous Waste and provide recycling and HHW public education programs. Any county, waste management district, city, urban-county government or other political subdivision of the state or any combination of the above, including school districts, shall be eligible to apply. The grant is a 75/25 match grant. Applications are due on April 1, 2020.

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

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The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is funded by the Federal Highway Administration. It can be used to provide assistance for acquisition of easements, development and/or maintenance of recreational trails and trailhead facilities for both motorized and non-motorized use. The RTP benefits communities and enhances quality of life. All trails that receive money under this program must remain open to the public and maintained for perpetuity. The minimum request under this program is $25,000 and the maximum is $250,000. The RTP is an 80/20 matching reimbursement program. Applications are due on May 1, 2020.

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

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The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides federal grant funds to protect important natural areas, acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as campgrounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural areas and passive parks. The minimum request is $25,000 and the maximum is $250,000. The LWCF is a 50/50 matching reimbursement program. Applications are due on May 29, 2020.
Interested parties may contact Angie Crawford or Jared Nelson at the PADD office at (270) 886-9484 for application information.

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