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State funding available for community projects that protect source water

Proposals accepted by March 1

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2015) — Assistance is available through the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) to help communities pay for source water protection projects that will help prevent drinking water contamination.

DEP-logo_140w_textThe funds are available to public water systems as well as the entities they serve. Each project should remain at $60,000 or below.

“The goal of the funding program is to make money available for small projects that can be accomplished in a relatively short period of time,” said Jessica Moore, of the division’s wellhead protection program. “We are encouraging public water systems, towns, cities, counties and even schools to propose a new project, or complete a current project, that will help protect the drinking water sources utilized by their public water systems.”

Communities are not required to provide matching funds or in-kind services in order to receive funding. Communities or public water systems receive this money outright to complete their projects.

Supplemental funding contributions, including in-kind resources, will be taken into consideration during application evaluation, and the division is encouraging partnerships to implement source water protection.

Proposals must be submitted to DOW by March 1. Completion of the full application is not required until the applicant has been notified by DOW that its project has been tentatively selected for funding.

For more information, contact Jessica Moore at 502-564-3410 or [email protected].

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