The Local Improvement Scheme, or LIS, is a programme for improvement works on small private or non-public roads in rural areas. The scheme is funded by my Department and is administered through the Local Authorities.
On 7th February last I launched the 2019 LIS and allocated a sum of €10 million to Local Authorities under the scheme. The number and location of roads to benefit from improvement works in 2019 is a matter for the relevant Local Authority. Funding Allocations on a county by county basis can be found on the Gov.ie website at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/d309ea-local-improvement-scheme/. Co. Wexford received an allocation of €329,878 under the 2019 LIS.
It is clear that there is a continuing demand for LIS funding in rural communities across Ireland. The level of funding available for the scheme is determined as part of the annual Estimates process.