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Governors Office of Local Development

Some information has surfaced on one of two grants that have been discovered by Assistant City Administrator, Larry Green, which could be applied to the Bardstown Whitewater Park.

The Recreational Trails grant offers sums of between $2,500 and $100,000 to communities for trail projects. Recreational Trails grants require matching funds from the applicants, but the percentage of matching funds varies.

There is a direct connection between local recreational facilities and public health.  The Recreational Trails Program benefits communities, and enhances quality of life.

-From the Governor’s Office for Local Development website.

According to Samantha Cook, Public Information Officer for the Governor’s Office of Local Development, the average amount awarded to applicant communities for Recreational Trails funds last year was $30,565. Recreational Trails awards could be applied to the whitewater feature construction since the Recreational Trails program makes funds available for water-trails.

At this Coalition for Recreational Trails websiteyou can search a database to see how this grant has been used in the past.