Several counties will receive federal grants

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - Nearly, a dozen southern and eastern Kentucky counties are getting federal funding to help with planning for various projects.

The funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission is described as seed money to help communities kick start projects such as walking trails, signage, or tourism initiatives.

The grants range from 5 to 10-thousand dollars.

“It has to be for the betterment of the community, it's a capacity building grant, allows that community to work within itself, and grow the community from within,” Lonnie Lawson, Director of the Center for Rural Development.

Mount Vernon received $10,000 to develop an architectural landscape plan for Lake Linville Park and Manchester received money to develop their strategic plan.

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