Kentucky to invest $127M in school construction, $250M in water
Kentucky – As part of the Better Kentucky Plan, the state will send $127 million to local school districts to fund construction and renovation projects and accept applications for $250 million in grants for clean water initiatives.
Mayfield High School
The funds are part of the $1.3 billion that the state will direct to improving schools, expanding internet access, and delivering clean drinking water to communities across Kentucky.
On June 2, the Kentucky School Facilities Construction Commission voted to recommend funding for school construction projects in these districts:
- Hart – Bonnieville Elementary School (ES) – $2.76 million.
- Martin – Inez ES – $10.66 million.
- Floyd – Duff-Allen Central ES – $10.98 million.
- Boyd – Cannonsburg ES – $7.29 million.
- Bellevue – Grandview ES – $5.75 million.
- Mayfield – Mayfield High School (HS) – $10.48 million.
- Jackson – Jackson County Middle School (MS) – $10.85 million.
- Grant – Dry Ridge ES – $7.28 million.
- Breckinridge – Breckinridge County MS – $14.66 million.
- Bath – Bath County MS – $7.14 million.
- Cumberland – Cumberland County ES – $13.16 million.
- Pendleton – Phillip Sharp MS – $8.13 million.
- Carter – East Carter HS – $14.08 million.
In addition, the state issued a call for projects for $250 million in Cleaner Water Program grants. As program manager, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority will allocate $150 million to projects within a county based on county population and $50 million to rural areas with unserved drinking water customers.
Another $24.9 million will be available to supplement a project grant where the project cost is greater than the county’s allocation, and $25 million will be distributed to communities with projects that receive bids higher than estimated project cost.
The state’s 713 public drinking water and wastewater utilities are eligible. Once projects are selected this fall, all funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024.