Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Email $250 million in grants available to address Kentucky’s water infrastructure needs
2 Jun 2021
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act and administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA), $250 million has been appropriated for clean drinking water and wastewater grants to fund projects across Kentucky. There are 713 public drinking water and wastewater utilities in Kentucky.
The American Society of Civil Engineers in 2019 projected that Kentucky faces nearly $14.5 billion in water/wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years, including over $8.2 billion in drinking water upgrades and $6.2 billion in sewer system improvements.
Kentucky’s American Rescue Plan funding will be allocated in three ways.