FRANKFORT – Governor Matt Bevin announced that Floyd County Clerk Chris Waugh has received a grant totaling $21,763 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Thirty-five grants have been awarded for a total of $520,473 from this round of funding from fiscal year 2017 Local Records Grant Program Funds.
“Utilizing these funds allows local agencies to preserve, manage and provide access to local government records,” said Bevin. “It is important that citizens are able to easily view these records, both now and in the future.”
Waugh will use the funds to have selected records within the clerk’s office microfilmed for security purposes.
KDLA’s Local Records Program helps to preserve, protect and make available records with continuing archival value and to assist local agencies with records management through grant support, training and direct services.
With four regional administrators covering the state and working with local officials, KDLA ensures professional archival and records management assistance in county and city offices, school districts, and health departments. Grants have supported work in microfilming, preservation, equipment, automated indexing, digital imaging systems and codification of ordinances.
KDLA provides equitable access to quality library and information resources and services, as well as helps public agencies ensure that legislatively mandated documentation of government programs is created, efficiently maintained, and made accessible. For more information on KDLA resources, programs and services visit www.kdla.ky.gov or call 502-564-1753.