The Special Federal Grant System is bringing $41 million for school systems in the Commonwealth.
Governor Steve Beshear announced the news Monday. The money will help fund Head Start and Pre-K programs, counseling, and college readiness classes.
22 districts, including Daviess, Ohio, Hancock, Union, and Muhlenberg Counties, came together to get that cash.
"You know this is a big risk that all of these districts are taking. They're stepping up and saying "you give us this money and boy we're going to perform, and you're going to see the results. And I'm proud of them for that because you don't make change without taking some risk. And that's what they're doing, and these 60-thousand students will really benefit from it", Beshear told Eyewitness News.
More than half of the districts receiving grant money are in impoverished rural areas.