Better Kentucky Plan
Building Stronger Communities
“Part of Gov. Andy Beshear’s
Better Kentucky Plan is to use the $6.5 billion allocated through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – also known as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act – to build stronger communities in every corner of the commonwealth. These federal dollars offer unprecedented opportunities to communities, businesses and local governments to make improvements in areas of energy efficiency, forestry, renewable energy, waste management and water. It will let Kentucky make significant progress in reclaiming abandoned mine lands, redeveloping brownfields and capping orphaned oil and gas wells.” - Secretary Rebecca Goodman
In addition to IIJA/BIL funding, the
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides additional state funding opportunities, as well as credits and incentives to consumers and businesses. Funding opportunities below include programs from both IIJA/BIL and IRA.
"Building a Better Kentucky Weekly Update" (Aug. 29 - Sept. 11)
See "Funding Opportunities" section for specific program application deadlines.
Sept. 14, 2023: U.S. DOE Webinar
Transmission Siting and Economic Development Program (2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET)
For more information or to pre-register, visit DOE's event page.
Sept. 20, 2023: USDA Webinar
RUS IRA New ERA 22004 Application (2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET)
For more information or to pre-register, visit USDA's event page.
See "Funding Opportunities" below for further details on each:
- Sept. 15 - letter of intent, (IRA) Empowering Rural America (New ERA), RUS-NEWERA-2023
- Sept. 29 - letter of intent, (IRA) Powering Affordable Clean Energy (PACE), RUS-PACE-2023
- Sept. 30 - application, (IRA) Mitigating Emissions from Marginal Conventional Wells, DE-FOA-0003109