Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission Awards Over $2 Million in Tobacco Settlement Funds to Kentucky Farms

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2019) –– The Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission has selected 403 projects to receive $2,468,051 in tobacco settlement funds for projects on Kentucky farms, the Energy and Environment Cabinet announced today.

The Soil and Water Conservation Commission is administered by the Kentucky Department for Natural Resources, Division of Conservation.

The Commission has obligated more than $157 million in state cost share over the past 25 years. This money goes to Kentucky farmers to install practices on their farms that protect water quality and prevent soil erosion. Projects include practices such as livestock waterers, grassed waterways, rotational grazing establishment and cover crops.

Funds are distributed with the assistance of the 121 soil and water conservation districts across the Commonwealth.

For more information about the State Cost Share program, visit