Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) today thanked the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG) for their support of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects in four of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District counties.

The CDBG Program is a federal program overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Congress votes on funding for this program as part of the annual appropriations process.

“The Community Development Block Grant Program provides Kentucky’s county governments with funding for projects that are critical to the community’s development and competitiveness in the 21st century,” said Congressman Barr. “Assisting with these projects can help improve the services and facilities our counties offer to their residents, and in turn, improve the future livelihood and economic development in these communities. I am happy to support these projects not only by voting for CDBG funding in the House, but by writing letters of support to DLG for important projects within the Sixth Congressional District.”

Echoing his appreciation for the funding of these projects, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “These federal grant resources can provide vital benefits to communities throughout Kentucky. The important projects in these four counties have the potential to encourage further development in Central Kentucky, and I am proud to join Congressman Barr as we stand for Kentucky families in Congress.”

Congressman Barr wrote letters of support for the following projects within the Sixth Congressional District, all of which received funding:

  • $1 million to the City of Berea for the Walnut Meadow Pump Station, which will allow the city to design and replace three submersible pumps and associated equipment in the Walnut Meadow Pump Station.
  • $1 million to the Menifee County Fiscal Court to design and construct nearly 36,000 feet of water line to connect to Montgomery County’s Sanitation #2 System. The funds will also be used to rehabilitate a part of the Menifee County Sanitation District #1 main lift station and wastewater treatment plant.
  • $1 million to the Wolfe County Fiscal Court for the Pine Ridge Water Tank, a new 200,000-gallon tank to help with water pressure issues in the Pine Ridge and Cliff View Resort Areas.
  • $500,000 to Estill County for the renovation and restoration of the old Mack Theater in Irvine, which has been closed for more than two decades and poses a health and safety risk as it currently stands.