Grants, Events, & Training Opportunities

All grant opportunities have been carefully curated for relevance to Kentucky communities and nonprofits. These may include: cash grants, technical assistance grants, and free or subsidized trainings and events.

Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants Program in Kentucky

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The USDA has made $247 million in supplemental grants available nationwide to help communities repair water infrastructure damaged by presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022.

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Kentucky

Calendar Year 2022 Disaster Water Grants Program in Kentucky

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The USDA has made $247 million in supplemental grants available nationwide to help communities repair water infrastructure damaged by presidentially declared disasters in calendar year 2022.

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Dates:
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Kentucky

HB- 9 Kentucky G.R.A.N.T. Program

Kentucky Government Grant Match Program

The GRANT Program is to be used for eligible recipients to support a local government’s non-federal match requirement when applying for a federal government grant program. Applications are now open and accepted on a rolling basis.

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Kentucky IWG Priority Communities

HB- 9 Kentucky G.R.A.N.T. Program

Kentucky Government Grant Match Program

The GRANT Program is to be used for eligible recipients to support a local government’s non-federal match requirement when applying for a federal government grant program. Applications are now open and accepted on a rolling basis.

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Dates:
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Kentucky IWG Priority Communities

Charles H. Dater Foundation Grant

The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation makes grants to organizations and public agencies in Greater Cincinnati for programs that benefit children in the region in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.

Deadline:
Amount:
While some grants have been significant in size, the median grant is $10,000 and the average grant is about $14,000.
Assistance:
Location:
Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in Kentucky

Charles H. Dater Foundation Grant

The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation makes grants to organizations and public agencies in Greater Cincinnati for programs that benefit children in the region in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs.

Date:
Dates:
-
Cost:
While some grants have been significant in size, the median grant is $10,000 and the average grant is about $14,000.
Assistance:
Location:
Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties in Kentucky

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Technical Assistance Grant

Designed to meet specific technical assistance needs of grassroots organizations working for social change in Appalachia, this program awards grants to help build organizational capacity and train board or staff members in key skills.

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Amount:
Varies by project need
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Location:

Appalachian Community Fund Technical Assistance Grants

Technical Assistance Grant

Designed to meet specific technical assistance needs of grassroots organizations working for social change in Appalachia, this program awards grants to help build organizational capacity and train board or staff members in key skills.

Date:
Dates:
-
Cost:
Varies by project need
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Location:

SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households in Kentucky

US Department of Agriculture

This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.

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Assistance:
Funding and Direct TA
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SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households in Kentucky

US Department of Agriculture

This program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.

Date:
Dates:
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Cost:
Assistance:
Funding and Direct TA
Location:

Kentucky Statewide Reserve Fund

State Government Grant, Kentucky Education & Labor Cabinet

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded grant program that provides Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker funding throughout our Commonwealth.

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Kentucky Statewide Reserve Fund

State Government Grant, Kentucky Education & Labor Cabinet

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded grant program that provides Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker funding throughout our Commonwealth.

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Muhlenberg County Community Grants Program

FELIX E MARTIN JR FOUNDATION INC

The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation provides competitive grants annually to support local organizations in Muhlenberg County.

Deadline:
Jan 15, 2024
Amount:
Grants of any amount will be considered. Grant applicants requesting in excess of $20,000 are likely to be considered outside of the Community Grants program and will likely require additional time for review and approval.
Assistance:
Location:
Muhlenberg County Kentucky

Muhlenberg County Community Grants Program

FELIX E MARTIN JR FOUNDATION INC

The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation provides competitive grants annually to support local organizations in Muhlenberg County.

Date:
Jan 15, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Grants of any amount will be considered. Grant applicants requesting in excess of $20,000 are likely to be considered outside of the Community Grants program and will likely require additional time for review and approval.
Assistance:
Location:
Muhlenberg County Kentucky

READY Local Governments Training Opportunity

Appalachian Regional Commission

The READY Appalachia - Local Governments training program is designed to help local governments in the Appalachian Region increase their capacity to solve pressing issues and create positive economic change.

Deadline:
Feb 29, 2024
Amount:
Those selected to participate will also be eligible to apply for a $50,000 grant upon completion of the program.
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Location:

READY Local Governments Training Opportunity

Appalachian Regional Commission

The READY Appalachia - Local Governments training program is designed to help local governments in the Appalachian Region increase their capacity to solve pressing issues and create positive economic change.

Date:
Feb 29, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Those selected to participate will also be eligible to apply for a $50,000 grant upon completion of the program.
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Location:

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The BRIC grant program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized Tribal governments , and local governments for hazard mitigation activities.

Deadline:
Feb 29, 2024
Amount:
Up to $50 million
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Location:

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The BRIC grant program makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized Tribal governments , and local governments for hazard mitigation activities.

Date:
Feb 29, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Up to $50 million
Assistance:
Location:

ARISE Grants - 3rd Round February 2024 deadline

Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) newest initiative that aims to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects.

Deadline:
Feb 29, 2024
Amount:
Up to $500,000
Assistance:
Location:
Appalachian Region

ARISE Grants - 3rd Round February 2024 deadline

Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) newest initiative that aims to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects.

Date:
Feb 29, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Up to $500,000
Assistance:
Location:
Appalachian Region

KWA Watershed Seed Grants

Kentucky Waterways Alliance Grant

This pilot program will provide seed grant funding assistance in all of Kentucky’s seven major river basins to organizations that are interested in doing their part to protect and restore their rivers, streams, and watersheds.

Deadline:
Feb 29, 2024
Amount:
Up to $4,000
Assistance:
Location:

KWA Watershed Seed Grants

Kentucky Waterways Alliance Grant

This pilot program will provide seed grant funding assistance in all of Kentucky’s seven major river basins to organizations that are interested in doing their part to protect and restore their rivers, streams, and watersheds.

Date:
Feb 29, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Up to $4,000
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Location:

James Graham Brown Foundation - Community and Economic Development Grant

Private Foundation

The James Graham Brown Foundation cultivates progress and civic pride through philanthropic investments that promote the image of Kentucky and Louisville and the well‐being of its citizens.

Deadline:
Mar 1, 2024
Amount:
Variable, typically >$250,000
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Location:

James Graham Brown Foundation - Community and Economic Development Grant

Private Foundation

The James Graham Brown Foundation cultivates progress and civic pride through philanthropic investments that promote the image of Kentucky and Louisville and the well‐being of its citizens.

Date:
Mar 1, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Variable, typically >$250,000
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Location:

Steele-Reese Foundation Appalachian Kentucky Grant Program

In Appalachian Kentucky, the Foundation dedicates its support to federally tax exempt entities benefiting pre-kindergarten and K-12 school-aged children.

Deadline:
Mar 1, 2024
Amount:
$5,000 - $40,000
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Location:

Steele-Reese Foundation Appalachian Kentucky Grant Program

In Appalachian Kentucky, the Foundation dedicates its support to federally tax exempt entities benefiting pre-kindergarten and K-12 school-aged children.

Date:
Mar 1, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$5,000 - $40,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - March 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Deadline:
Mar 4, 2024
Amount:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - March 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Date:
Mar 4, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$10,000 - $100,000
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Location:

AARP Community Challenge Grant

AARP Grant

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages.

Deadline:
Mar 6, 2024
Amount:
Up to $50,000
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Location:

AARP Community Challenge Grant

AARP Grant

The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages.

Date:
Mar 6, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Up to $50,000
Assistance:
Location:

Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program Funding

U.S. Department of Labor

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) is an employment focused program to enable America's veterans to reach their full employment potential and obtain high-quality career outcomes for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Deadline:
Mar 11, 2024
Amount:
Up to $600,000
Assistance:
Location:

Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program Funding

U.S. Department of Labor

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) is an employment focused program to enable America's veterans to reach their full employment potential and obtain high-quality career outcomes for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Date:
Mar 11, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Up to $600,000
Assistance:
Location:

American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation Water and Environment Grant Program

Corporate Grant Program

The foundation's Keep Communities Flowing Water and Environment Grant program is for projects focused on clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability, and water-based recreation.

Deadline:
Mar 15, 2024
Amount:
Not disclosed
Assistance:
Location:

American Water and the American Water Charitable Foundation Water and Environment Grant Program

Corporate Grant Program

The foundation's Keep Communities Flowing Water and Environment Grant program is for projects focused on clean water, conservation, environmental education, climate variability, and water-based recreation.

Date:
Mar 15, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Not disclosed
Assistance:
Location:

Truist Foundation Grant

Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation supports communities by investing in innovative nonprofits that align with the following areas of focus: building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. 

Deadline:
Mar 31, 2024
Amount:
Minimum $5,000
Assistance:
Location:

Truist Foundation Grant

Truist Foundation

The Truist Foundation supports communities by investing in innovative nonprofits that align with the following areas of focus: building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. 

Date:
Mar 31, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Minimum $5,000
Assistance:
Location:

United Way of the Bluegrass Grants

United Way of the Bluegrass

United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) is committed to fighting for the education, financial stability and basic needs of everyone in Central Kentucky.

Deadline:
Apr 5, 2024
Amount:
Assistance:
Location:
Lexington/Central Kentucky

United Way of the Bluegrass Grants

United Way of the Bluegrass

United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) is committed to fighting for the education, financial stability and basic needs of everyone in Central Kentucky.

Date:
Apr 5, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Assistance:
Location:
Lexington/Central Kentucky

AMLER Grant 2024

Kentucky Government Grant

The AMLER Program is an opportunity for Appalachian communities to achieve economic and community development goals in areas that have been impacted by the downturn of coal production.

Deadline:
Apr 8, 2024
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Assistance:
Location:

AMLER Grant 2024

Kentucky Government Grant

The AMLER Program is an opportunity for Appalachian communities to achieve economic and community development goals in areas that have been impacted by the downturn of coal production.

Date:
Apr 8, 2024
Dates:
-
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Assistance:
Location:

Opportunity Appalachia

Appalachian Community Capital

Opportunity Appalachia, a program run by Appalachian Community Capital, strives to bring new investment to Central Appalachian Communities by supporting economic restructuring and diversification through real estate development projects in underinve

Deadline:
Apr 12, 2024
Amount:
$40,000-$75,000 to fund direct technical assistance
Assistance:
Funding for Direct Technical Assistance and raising $ for new investment
Location:
Appalachian Counties

Opportunity Appalachia

Appalachian Community Capital

Opportunity Appalachia, a program run by Appalachian Community Capital, strives to bring new investment to Central Appalachian Communities by supporting economic restructuring and diversification through real estate development projects in underinve

Date:
Apr 12, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$40,000-$75,000 to fund direct technical assistance
Assistance:
Funding for Direct Technical Assistance and raising $ for new investment
Location:
Appalachian Counties

ARC 2024 POWER Grant

Government Grant

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has released details about its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative for 2024. See more details within.

Deadline:
Apr 17, 2024
Amount:
Implementation Grants $400,000 - $2.5M and Planning Grants up to $50,000
Assistance:
Cash Grant
Location:
Appalachia, Kentucky

ARC 2024 POWER Grant

Government Grant

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has released details about its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative for 2024. See more details within.

Date:
Apr 17, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Implementation Grants $400,000 - $2.5M and Planning Grants up to $50,000
Assistance:
Cash Grant
Location:
Appalachia, Kentucky

Challenge America grants

National Endowment for the Arts

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved groups/communities.

Deadline:
Apr 25, 2024
Amount:
$10,000
Assistance:
Location:

Challenge America grants

National Endowment for the Arts

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved groups/communities.

Date:
Apr 25, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$10,000
Assistance:
Location:

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky - June Deadline

State in partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky supports the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes in the state of Kentucky.

Deadline:
Jun 1, 2024
Amount:
$2,500 - $10,000
Assistance:
Location:

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky - June Deadline

State in partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky supports the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes in the state of Kentucky.

Date:
Jun 1, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$2,500 - $10,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - June 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Deadline:
Jun 3, 2024
Amount:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - June 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Date:
Jun 3, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Upcoming - Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant

Bank of America Foundation will issue an RFP in May for their Economic Mobility Grant focused on community needs. Projects may include affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, or small business resiliency.

Deadline:
Jun 21, 2024
Amount:
$5,000-$50,000
Assistance:
Location:

Upcoming - Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant

Bank of America Foundation will issue an RFP in May for their Economic Mobility Grant focused on community needs. Projects may include affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, or small business resiliency.

Date:
Jun 21, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$5,000-$50,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - September 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Deadline:
Sep 2, 2024
Amount:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - September 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Date:
Sep 2, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky - October Deadline

State in partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky supports the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes in the state of Kentucky.

Deadline:
Oct 1, 2024
Amount:
$2,500 - $10,000
Assistance:
Location:

Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky - October Deadline

State in partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Preservation Fund for Kentucky supports the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes in the state of Kentucky.

Date:
Oct 1, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$2,500 - $10,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - Nov 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Deadline:
Nov 4, 2024
Amount:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

Rural Changemaker Grant - Nov 2024

Interact For Health Grant

The Rural Changemaker RFP provides strategic funding that enhances and supports grassroots work addressing community-identified challenges and inequalities related to health in the rural regions served by Interact for Health.

Date:
Nov 4, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
$10,000 - $100,000
Assistance:
Location:

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Candid

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Deadline:
Dec 31, 2024
Amount:
Free
Assistance:
Complimentary 1 year subscription to Foundation Directory Essential
Location:

One FREE Year of Foundation Directory Essential

Candid

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Date:
Dec 31, 2024
Dates:
-
Cost:
Free
Assistance:
Complimentary 1 year subscription to Foundation Directory Essential
Location:

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Owensboro

Grant Ready Kentucky and Kentucky Nonprofit Network Public Event

This Grants 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Deadline:
Amount:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
Jack T. Wells Activity Center in the Young Auditorium at Kentucky Wesleyan College 3300 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 United States

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Owensboro

Grant Ready Kentucky and Kentucky Nonprofit Network Public Event

This Grants 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Date:
Dates:
Mar 14
-
Mar 15, 2024
Cost:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
Jack T. Wells Activity Center in the Young Auditorium at Kentucky Wesleyan College 3300 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301 United States

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Louisville

Grant Ready Kentucky and Kentucky Nonprofit Network Public Event

This Grants 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Deadline:
Amount:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
University of Louisville Shelby Campus Conference Center, Founders Union Building (Ballroom A/B) 450 N. Whittington Pkwy Louisville, KY 40222 United States

Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Louisville

Grant Ready Kentucky and Kentucky Nonprofit Network Public Event

This Grants 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits.

Date:
Dates:
Mar 20
-
Mar 21, 2024
Cost:
KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only
Assistance:
Location:
University of Louisville Shelby Campus Conference Center, Founders Union Building (Ballroom A/B) 450 N. Whittington Pkwy Louisville, KY 40222 United States

Brownfield Boot Camp Spring 2024

Free Workshop

Learn how the browfield program can support your community's redevelopment efforts.

Deadline:
Amount:
Assistance:
Location:
Georgetown, KY

Brownfield Boot Camp Spring 2024

Free Workshop

Learn how the browfield program can support your community's redevelopment efforts.

Date:
Dates:
Apr 1
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Apr 2, 2024
Cost:
Assistance:
Location:
Georgetown, KY