Kentucky to Receive Nearly $1 Million in Grant Funding for Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Projects
June 13, 2018
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced on Monday, June 11, 2018, that $923,741 in revenues available through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Acts will be distributed to Kentucky for Land and Water Conservation Fund grants that support outdoor recreation and conservative projects. These funds, which are made up of non-taxpayer dollars from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues, are part of $61.6 million being awarded to the 50 states, the territories, and the District of Columbia. The funds come through federal matching grants that leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public parks. Congressman Hal Rogers said these grants help preserve land and water, while improving the quality of life in communities by providing more recreational options.