Some €10 million in funding will be made available to local authorities across the country this year to promote the regeneration of rural towns and village.
Each county will be able to apply for grants to fund up to eight separate projects supporting business and community initiatives in rural Ireland.
Local authorities have been invited to submit outline plans to the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in September for approval.
Launching the action plan this morning, Minister for Regional Development Heather Humphreys said that the economic downturn has had a “significant impact” on towns and villages nationwide.
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