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

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 07, 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 Burgin will receive $96,000 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 will upgrade their computers and purchase office equipment. The city will also renovate city hall and install over 200 water meters with the technology of electronic reading with satellite sensor capabilities.

Senator Dan Kelly (R-Springfield) said, “Mercer County is a community that quickly adjusts to the training needs for the modern economy.  This project will help us reach the goal of better jobs for Mercer County residents.”

            Representative Milward Dedman (R-Harrodsburg) said, "The city’s needs are very important to the success of the entire community. The $96,000 in CEGG funds has allowed the city the opportunity to build on the incredible work they have already done and make their operations more efficient."

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.