Governor's Office for Local Development
Mount Washington 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 Mount Washington will receive $20,625 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 Mount Washington will renovate the existing city hall consisting of approximately 2,750 square feet (SF) and add on an additional 837 SF.  Due to the age of the building, built in 1975, many updates must be made including ADA accessibility of the bathrooms and additional office and record storage.

Senator Gary Tapp (R-Waddy) said, “The city needs adequate administrative facilities to administer insure that essential services are accessible to all citizen of Mount Washington.”

Representative Dwight Butler (R-Harned) said, “CEGG is an exceptional grant program created by the General Assembly in 2005 to assist with community development and to help foster economic development. The Mount Washington City Hall will benefit from CEGG funds to help pay for the labor expense of this renovation project. 

Representative David Floyd (R-Bardstown) said, “As Mount Washington continues to grow at a fast rate the community must be ready to accommodate the needs of the public.”

Representative Mary Harper (R-Shepherdsville) said, “This renovation with the help of CEGG is a step in the right direction for the Mount Washington city government. I congratulate the community and commend Governor Fletcher.”

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.