The budget allocation for this year's Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) has been doubled to €21 million.
In May, around €10.5 million was allocated to the scheme which is used to improve private roads in rural communities, including access to homes, farms and outdoor amenities.
€689,930 was earmarked for Kerry, however, there are currently around 800 roads in the county on the list.
Announcing the doubling of funding today, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys said her department will be engaging with all local authorities to establish the level of demand that can be met before the end of the year.
Following this, a revised allocation will be announced for Kerry.
Education Minister and Kerry Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley has welcomed the announcement.