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Grants and Special Programs

The Division of Grants and Special Programs plans and manages all Urban County Government grants and works with the public and private sectors in preparing grant applications for submission to state and federal agencies.

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If you desire additional information, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington KY 40507 or by phone at (859) 258-3070.  

To review the DRAFT 2015 Consolidated Plan, please click here.


Below are the FY16 Applications for the 2016 Consolidated Plan. The application due date is Friday, December 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Division of Grants and Special Programs on the 6th floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street. Only one copy is required. This copy should be on 8 ½ x 11” white paper and clipped in the upper left hand corner.

If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Suzie Loveday at 859-258-3073 or

Please note that the applications will require the use of a pdf software. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click go to this website:


 For program descriptions, see the following: FY16 1st Public Hearing Summary


The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government announces that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to obtain citizen comment on the housing and community development needs of Lexington-Fayette County for development of the Consolidated Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2016.  The 2016 Consolidated Plan will contain a one-year action plan that addresses decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents and will serve as the application for funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program.

Information that will be provided at the public hearing includes a summary of the history of these programs in this community and the range of activities that may be undertaken through the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs.  Estimates of the amount of funds the government expects to receive for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, will also be provided.  Forms for requesting funding from HOME, CDBG, and ESG will be available at the public hearing. 

If you have any questions, or desire additional information regarding this public hearing, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507, 258-3070 (TDD 425-2563).  As of September 14, 2015, information provided at the public hearing, including application forms, will be available on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s web page at 

If you are a person with a disability that would necessitate assistance so that you might participate in the above listed meeting, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs at 258-3070 (TDD 425-2563) as far in advance of the meeting as possible so that arrangements may be made.



Neighborhood Action Match Program

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is accepting applications from eligible neighborhood associations for the Neighborhood Action Match Program (NAMP).  The deadline for submission of an application to this program is 4:00 p.m. October 30, 2015.

Since 1986, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) has funded this program to support neighborhood associations in carrying out development activities and improvements using the cooperative efforts and voluntary contributions of neighborhood individuals, businesses, schools and other organizations.  The maximum program award to a neighborhood association is $10,000.  The neighborhood association must match all funds it receives with an equal amount through cash contributions or donated materials, service or labor. Below are links to access the NAMP Guidelines, application, and other forms: 

Please note that the application, guidelines, and forms will require the use of a pdf software. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here:

If you have any questions about the program, contact Suzie Loveday with the Division of Grants and Special Programs at (859) 258-3073 or


                                                                                                          Contractors Needed! for the Housing Rehabilitation & Emergency Repair Programs

General Residential Remodeling Contractors        

HVAC Contractors

Plumbing Contractors

Electrical  Contractors   


Contractor Requirements
Contractor’s Information Form
Registration with LFUCG Building Inspection as a General Contractor, if applicable 
$250,000 Liability Insurance, & if have employees, Workers Comp
Federal Tax ID #
KY Tax ID #
LFUCG Net Profit license & #
Data Universal Number System (DUNS) #
Lead Based Paint Renovator Certification
EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification

To perform work for these programs, the above information must be listed on the
Contractor’s Information Form, and submitted with copies of all licenses and certifications to: 
                            Attention: Randall Naylor 
                            LFUCG Division of Grants and Special Programs 
                            200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington KY 40507

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Randall Naylor (859) 258-3074.


The Division of Grants and Special Programs participates in activities related to community and economic development and administers the government's housing rehabilitation activities through the following programs. 

Housing Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines

Community-Wide Housing Emergency Repair Program

This program will provide financial assistance of $500 – $5,000 to low to moderate income owner-occupied homeowners with emergency repairs for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems.  Homeowners must be income eligible per federal guidelines.  Requests for emergency heating assistance are referred to Community Action (859) 244-2209.

To apply for this program or for more information, please call (859) 258-3070.


Community-Wide Housing Rehab Program

This program provides financial assistance to low to moderate income owner-occupied homeowners for the elimination of substandard housing conditions.  This program provides up to $25,000 enabling homeowners to correct life, safety and other code violations.

To apply for this program, please complete and sign the Preliminary Application Form and return to our office at:

Division of Grants and Special Programs
200 East Main Street, 6th Floor
Lexington KY 40507

Your name will be placed on a waiting list in the order it is received.

It may be up to 12 months or more before your name will come to the top of the waiting list to be contacted.  We regret that we will not be able to serve you immediately.  However, if you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at 258-3070, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.


HOME Housing Investment Partnership

The HOME program is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's newest effort to develop affordable housing. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government uses its HOME funds to assist in the development of both affordable rental and owner-occupied projects.  Through REACH and Lexington Habitat for Humanity, the Urban County Government provides non-repayable mortgage subsidies and 0 – 2% loans to lower to moderate income first-time homebuyers.  HOME funds are also used to financially assist non-profit groups in providing affordable rental and owner-occupied housing opportunities.

If you are interested in homeownership, please contact:

  • REACH, Inc.
    733 Red Mile Road – Lexington, KY 40504 – (859) 455-8057
  • Lexington Habitat for Humanity
    700 E. Loudon Avenue – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 252-2224
  • Community Ventures Corporation
    1450 North Broadway – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 231-0054



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