An extra €1.5m under the Local Improvement Scheme has been announced for Cavan and Monaghan.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys made the announcement this morning.
The funding is being provided as part of 'Our Rural Future', the Government’s ambitious policy for rural development.
The Local Improvement Scheme focuses on the upgrading of rural laneways and non-public roads that provide access to homes, farms and outdoor amenities.
Monaghan will receive €581,000 under this latest investment bringing the total allocation for the county to over €932,000.
Cavan, meanwhile, has been awarded €902,317 sealing a total county allocation of just over €1.2m.
Combined it means funding for the two counties has been tripled for 2022 - up from €720,000 to over €2.2m.
Minister Humphreys said the recent census results indicate how the population of rural Ireland is growing.
She added the Local Improvement Scheme is about making life a little bit easier for those rural families who live along laneways or on non-public roads.
"As Minister for Rural Development, I want to see young people build on their family land; live in the community they grew up in; and see their children attend the local school, and play for the local GAA club," she continued.
"This is what rural communities are built on and the Local Improvement Scheme will make a difference to all of that."