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Local Government Agencies Funded to Preserve Records
Kentucky Ag Connection - 01/19/2021

The Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced today the recipients of the Local Records Grant Program 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 two grants statewide totaling $21,504 of fiscal year 2021 Local Records Grant Program funds. Funds are made available through fees enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly to preserve and retain local public records. Any local government agency may apply for this grant.

"These grants are important to make sure that permanent local records are preserved and organized so that our citizens have access to them now and in the future," said Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, secretary of EWDC.

The 2021 Cycle 1 Local Records Grant Program funds have been awarded to the following recipients:

- Elkton City Clerk in Todd County - $12,379

- Slaughters City Clerk in Webster County - $9,125

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 Grant funds have supported work in microfilming, preservation, equipment, automated indexing, digital imaging systems and codification of ordinances.

KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained and made accessible.

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