Apply now for The Kentucky Wildlands Flood Relief Grant program to assist families impacted by the historic flooding that devasted Eastern Kentucky in late July!

The program will award up to $500 per household to cover immediate needs resulting from the floods. Grant applications will be available starting Sept. 21 at

The nonprofit organization Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., established the grant program. PRIDE promotes environmental cleanup and education, as well as economic development through tourism, in 42 counties. The grant program is named for PRIDE’s tourism initiative, The Kentucky Wildlands.

The grant program was made possible by Torch Technologies’ sizable donation to PRIDE for flood recovery and relief. Based in Huntsville, Ala., the research, development and engineering company was co-founded by Bill Roark, who grew up in Eastern Kentucky.

Forcht Broadcasting, which is headquartered in Corbin and Somerset and operates stations across Kentucky, including six stations in Eastern Kentucky, is a partner in the grant program. The radio and digital group iscollecting donations through its radio stations and will match those donations up to $5,000.