Governor's Office for Local Development
Gateway ADD Awarded CEGG Funding

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 07, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 


         Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced that the Gateway Area Development District (GADD) will receive $107,100 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 Gateway Area Development District will use funds to help purchase electronic equipment to implement a technology home health delivery project in Morgan County. Twenty-five homebound, low-income, uninsured or underinsured patients will benefit from the project, which will provide economic and delivery efficiencies using in-home technology networked to medical providers.

 This project will also acquire specialized computer hardware and software to support speech pathology services that will be offered locally to citizens of all ages.

           

This project is a partnership between Gateway ADD, the Morgan County Technology Center, Morgan CountyARH, UK Center for Rural Health and the Regional Technology and Innovation Center, Inc.

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.

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