FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2018) – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Governor Matt Bevin today announced two grants worth $10.5 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky.
Letcher County will receive $4.5 million for a water expansion project that will serve 100 additional households and the future federal correctional facility in Roxana. The funding will be used to install approximately 9.5 miles of water transmission lines, along with elevated storage tanks and booster pump stations, and a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) to support the 800-acre penitentiary, which will house more than 1,200 inmates and employ approximately 300 full-time staff.
EnerBlu, Inc., which manufactures low cost, high-power batteries, will receive $6 million to locate a one million-square-foot, energy-efficient, manufacturing facility in Pikeville at the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park. The facility will produce lithium titanate (LTO) batteries, battery packs and modules, battery systems, hybrid generator-storage units, micro-grid systems, and electric bus and truck assembly.
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