May 7, 2024

Free Help for Federal Grant Applications

Kentucky cities are encouraged to take advantage of a free national resource that can help bring in millions in federal grants. The Local Infrastructure Hub is specifically designed for small and mid-sized cities – those with populations of 150,000 or less. It provides technical assistance to ensure cities have competitive applications for federal grants. To date, it has helped more than 80 cities receive more than $203 million.

The program connects cities with resources and expert advice to ensure they can successfully access federal infrastructure funding. It is especially helpful to small communities with little or no grant-writing experience or specialized staff.

Registration is now open for the next round of no-cost classes. The three-month training includes coaching, one-on-on and peer-to-peer learning, and access to valuable tools such as templates and example applications. City officials must apply by Wednesday, May 15.

The virtual classes meet once a week and last about an hour. They will focus on the following grant programs:

  • Bridge Investment Program 
  • Brownfields Program 
  • Railroad Crossing Elimination / Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements 
  • Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods
  • The Solid Waste for Infrastructure Program 
  • Clean Heavy Duty Vehicles Program

Learn more and register here.

Download an informational flyer.