12 projects receive Land and Water Conservation Fund grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2013) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced 12 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to help fund recreational and tourism projects across the commonwealth. The Department for Local Government (DLG) will administer the grants, totaling $596,325.
“Parks and recreational facilities are important to enhancing the quality of life in our Kentucky communities,” Beshear said. “This LCWF funding will help improve recreational projects and provide Kentuckians safe spaces to be active, go camping, play sports and live overall healthier lifestyles.”
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a grant matching reimbursement program for the development and maintenance of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities, such as campgrounds, sports and playfields, swimming and fishing areas, boating facilities and trails.
Funding for this program is allocated to DLG by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Interior. Cities, counties, state and federal agencies are eligible to apply.
Fiscal year 2013 applicants that have been approved for Land and Water Conservation Fund grants include: