2021 Cleaner Water Program – Grants for Unserved Drinking Water Projects in Rural Areas
On July 21, 2022, Governor Andy Beshear announced $30 million in funding to support 29 projects that will provide clean drinking water and improve water systems for 1,245 households across the commonwealth. Funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and appropriated during the 2021 Session of the General Assembly. The Cleaner Water Program, a grant program to improve drinking water and wastewater in Kentucky, is part of Governor Beshear’s Better Kentucky Plan. See the list here
2022 Cleaner Water Program Grants (Round 2 Funding)
On July 21, 2022, Governor Andy Beshear announced that an additional $250 million from his Cleaner Water Program is now available for local utilities to submit projects for the second round of funding. If you are interested in receiving funding from the Cleaner Water Grant Program, coordinate with the Water Resource Coordinator for the Area Water Management Council at the Area Development District (ADD) to prepare or update your Project Profile.
Starting July 21, Water Resource Coordinators, representing Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts (ADD) and Area Water Management Councils, may submit project profiles through the Water Resource Information System (WRIS) portal to indicate interest in funding from the Cleaner Water Grant Program. Eligible government agencies, such as city-owned water or sewer utilities, water commissions, water and sewer districts, and water associations, may collaborate with Coordinator and Council to submit a project.
The application process will be ongoing throughout 2022 until all funding is committed. KIA will begin reviewing projects this summer and make awards continuously throughout the year. All grant awardees must obligate the funds by December 31, 2024.
The Cleaner Water Program, a grant program to improve drinking water and wastewater, is part of the Better Kentucky Plan. This Round 2 funding will create new jobs expanding broadband, delivering clean drinking water and building new schools. Gov. Beshear and Kentucky lawmakers reached a bi-partisan agreement during the 2022 General Assembly to invest an additional $250 million of federal relief funds in water and sewer infrastructure.
2021 Cleaner Water Program Grants (Round 1 Funding)
The Cleaner Water Program, a grant program to improve drinking water and wastewater, is part of the $1.3 billion Building a Better Kentucky Plan, which will create 14,500 jobs expanding broadband, delivering clean drinking water and building new schools. The water program is the first of the three to accept applications since Gov. Beshear and Kentucky lawmakers reached a bi-partisan agreement at the close of the 2021 General Assembly to invest federal relief funds in infrastructure.