Governor's Office for Local Development
City of Alexandria Awarded CEGG Funding

Press Release Date:  Thursday, March 02, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

            Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced that the city of Alexandria will receive $200,000 in funding from the Community Economic Growth Grant (CEGG) program.

The fund, which was established during the 2005 General Assembly as HB 267, provides nearly $10 million in grant funds to be allocated during the 2005-2006 biennium.

“The Community Economic Growth Grant exemplifies what is possible when the Executive Branch and the Legislature work in a bi-partisan manner,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “The infusion of these funds will result in over $99 million in successful projects across the Commonwealth.

The city of Alexandria will use the funds for a sewer project that is underway on U.S. 27 at Viewpoint Drive. The project will connect 69 residences and three businesses currently on individual septic systems to a central sewer.

Senator Katie Kratz Stine (R-Southgate) said, “I was pleased to support this project because it will promote economic development, increase property values in Alexandria and eliminate a serious health threat.  Alexandria is on the move and I am happy to help.”

Representative Joseph Fischer (R-Fort Thomas) said this project is a part of a larger plan. “Once constructed, the sewer lines will connect to a new 4 million gallon per day treatment plant located in Alexandria by 2007.”

CEGG is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development through the Kentucky Community Development Office (KCDO).  The goal of the program is to provide flexible funding to support and encourage the economic growth and viability of communities within the Commonwealth.

Counties, cities, special districts and school districts were eligible to apply for this year’s funding. Monies can be utilized for construction, acquisition of property, equipment purchase, industrial site development, infrastructure and capital improvement projects.