Almost a million euro has been granted to Kerry County Council to return 53 vacant local authority houses to productive use. The council has also received a grant of almost €1.8 million for housing adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability. Over €350,000 of this must be provided by the local authority. 159 grants out of 177 the council has committed to for this year have been allocated. Meanwhile, over half a million euro has been allocated for energy efficiency insulation works to local authority houses.