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Local Agencies Receive Nearly $450,000 in Grants
Kentucky Ag Connection - 07/11/2019

The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced recipients of the Local Records Program grant funds to preserve and manage local government records.

The Local Records Program helps to preserve, protect and make available records with continuing archival value and assist local agencies with records management through direct services, training and grant support.

KDLA has awarded 20 grants statewide totaling $449,656 in the first round of fiscal year 2020 Local Records Program grant funds. Funds are made available through fees enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly to preserve and provide access to local public records. Any local government agency may apply for this grant.

The first round of 2020 Local Records Program grant funds have been awarded to the following recipients:

Bourbon County Clerk - $58,500

Boyd County Clerk - $18,000

Clark County Judge Executive - $9,800

Clinton County Clerk - $12,000

Daviess County Clerk - $16,164

Franklin County Fiscal Court - $19,950

Jackson County Clerk - $7,645

Jessamine County Clerk - $23,127

Lawrence County Clerk - $13,147

Letcher County Clerk - $6,500

Mason County Clerk - $10,352

Magoffin County Clerk - $27,426

Menifee County Clerk - $22,200

Monroe County Clerk - $8,840

Montgomery County Clerk - $15,000

Nicholas County Clerk - $17,937

Pike County Clerk - $53,633

Rockcastle County Clerk - $12,960

Warren County Clerk - $19,500

Washington County Clerk - $76,975

"These funds significantly enable local agencies to preserve and provide access to records important to them and the people they serve," KDLA Commissioner Terry Manuel said. "The public greatly benefits from the work local agencies put into maintaining these records."

With four regional administrators working with local officials, KDLA ensures professional archival and records management assistance in county and city offices, school districts, and health departments. Local Records Program grant funds have supported work in microfilming, preservation, equipment, automated indexing, digital imaging systems and codification of ordinances.

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