Ed Whitfield new 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/13) – Congressman Ed Whitfield has notified the City of Madisonville, and the Madisonville Fire Department, that he will be in town tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, March 27) at 1:30 PM to present a check to the City of Madisonville for the previously announced federal grant from the 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The federal funds, in the amount of Two Hundred Five Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-nine Dollars ($205,569.00) will assist the Madisonville Fire Department in updating the departments Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units.

Mayor David Jackson stated, “Congressman Whitfield continues to be a strong advocate of our protective services personnel and his lending support to our grant application played an important role in the City of Madisonville being selected for this award. This particular grant program is a highly competitive program with FEMA receiving more than 25,000 applications annually. Through this award the City will leverage a five percent (5%) cash match of $10,819.00 to receive the $205,569.00 in federal funds.”

Congress authorized the Assistance to Firefighters program in 2001 under a bill Co-Sponsored by Congressman Whitfield. Since the program’s inception, the City of Madisonville has been the beneficiary of almost One Million Dollars in federal funds according to Daron Jordan the City of Madisonville Community Development Director.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Daron Jordan
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

October 10, 2015 6618

25-Mile Car Chase on Pennyrile Ends in Two Arrests

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 5098

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 5050

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 4024

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3421

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13892

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11985

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 12, 2015 2782

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - October 12, 2015

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1654

MPD Foot Patrol Charges Man with Trafficking in…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1538

Four Injured after Vehicle Careens down…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1506

Two-Vehicle Collision Results in One Driver…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1263

Kentucky Health Co-op Closing Due to Congress…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1187

Driver Dies after Single-Vehicle Collision on…

by SurfKY News
October 11, 2015 1054

Legislator's Log - Week of Oct. 11, 2015

by SurfKY News
October 11, 2015 961

Knee Replacements: Improving the Outcomes

by KET
October 11, 2015 937

10th Annual Baja Offers Opportunity for Fun,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News