Hwy 68-80 Heritage Corridor Wrote and received a grant for Metcalfe County involving 24 communities to develop a website, 4-color brochure and signage along the entire historic 400 mile corridor. National Scenic Byway funds have been awarded to develop a corridor managment plan.
Statewide Agritourism Grant Wrote and submitted USDA grant on behalf of the Agritourism Advisory Council to provide support for the Office of Agritourism and expand initiative. Received grant for $293,000
Statewide Agritourism Three-Year Pilot Program Grant Wrote and submitted an Ag Development Grant originally for $2.6 million to establish the Office of Agritourism under the auspices of the Department of Ag and Commerce Cabinet. Department of Ag received $400,000 grant.
TEA-21 Grant awarded for $600,000 for land acquisition.
Land & Water Grant awarded $75,000 for land acquisition.
Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation grant awarded $125,000 with additional funds awarded bringing the total to $335,000.
Heritage Welcome Center TEA-21 grant proposal written for Park City. Awarded $550,000 to assist with infrastructure.
U.S. Highway 31E Heritage Corridor TEA-21 grant proposal written for LaRue County which involved 14 communities. Awarded $60,000. Match provided by communities and partnerships. Phase 1 of project now completed. Second grant written and submitted.
U.S. Highway 31W Heritage Corridor TEA-21 grant proposal written for Simpson County which involved 12 communities. Awarded $50,000 and match provided by communities and partnerships. Phase 1 of project completed.
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