28 counties eligible for grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2015) — The Energy and Environment Cabinet today announced that up to $560,000 is available in emergency grants to help 28 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by recent floodwaters caused by last month’s winter storm.
The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received. Counties eligible are: Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Hart, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owen, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Rowan, Trigg, and Woodford.
Eligible counties are those where a preliminary damage assessment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been requested. These counties may request either a $10,000 or $20,000 grant, depending on their assessment of the cost to deal with the solid waste generated by flooding in their counties.
All grantees must provide a 25 percent match to their grant amount. Counties may collect the municipal solid waste from curbsides or other locations, or may establish one or more collection points where residents or businesses can deliver solid waste for disposal by the county.