Rep. Barr thanks department for local government for support of Sixth District community development block grant projects
Published 11:22 am Thursday, March 14, 2019
From staff reports
LEXINGTON – Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) recently 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,” Barr said. “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.”