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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 70 Community Development Block Grants

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 02:00pm

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure and safety 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $28 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts. 

“Congratulations to the 70 Community Development Block Grant recipients,” Haslam said. “It’s always great to see Tennessee communities taking the initiative to invest in themselves to create better environments for their residents to live and work. With the assistance of these grants, each community will be better equipped for success in our state and will continue to help Tennessee lead in economic development and job growth.” 

“The Community Development Block Grants are a huge asset to communities across the state and Tennessee as a whole,” Rolfe said. “The 70 communities receiving CDBG funding will be better prepared for economic growth, which will in turn help Tennessee continue to succeed. I look forward to the future success each community will see in the years to come.” 

The allocation of CDBG funds is based on priorities set through the public meeting process held each year with local representatives from across the state. The CDBG program is funded through HUD and administered in Tennessee by TNECD. Funds are available for water and sewer improvements and extensions, housing rehabilitation, health and safety projects as well as commercial façade improvements in Main Street and Tennessee Downtown communities. Commercial façade grants will be awarded this fall.

Below is a list of the Community Development Block Grants:

Community

Project

Amount

Adamsville

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

$525,000

Alamo

Water System Improvements

$404,100

Bean Station

Fire Protection Improvements

$270,380

Benton

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Big Sandy

Fire Protection Improvements

$314,980

Blaine

Fire Protection Improvements

$255,150

Bradford

Fire Protection Improvements

$296,300

Cannon County

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Carter County

Emergency Operations Center

$315,000

Caryville

Fire Protection Improvements

$279,752

Claiborne County

Water Line Extension

$524,833

Clay County

Ambulance Service Improvements

$222,660

Cocke County

Water Line Extension

$525,000

Copperhill

Water System Improvements

$250,000

Covington

Sewer System Improvements

$451,935

Crossville

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

Dayton

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

Decatur

Sewer System Improvements

$514,710

Decatur County

Fire Protection Improvements

$315,000

Dunlap

Water System Improvements

$496,400

Elizabethton

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Fayette County

Ambulance Service Improvements

$299,500

Gadsden

Early Warning Sirens

$44,950

Gilt Edge

Fire Protection Improvements

$285,974

Grainger County

Water Line Extension

$525,000

Graysville

Water System Improvements

$261,856

Halls

Housing Rehabilitation

$428,500

Harrogate

Sewer Line Extension

$449,748

Haywood County

Ambulance Service Improvements

$315,000

Henderson County

Fire Protection Improvements

$285,378

Henning

Water System Improvements

$354,568

Henry County

Emergency Communications System Improvements

$315,000

Hohenwald

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Huntingdon

Sewer System Improvements

$336,000

Jackson County

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Jefferson City

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

Jellico

Water System Improvements

$525,000

LaFollette

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

$525,000

Lenoir City

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

Madisonville

Fire Protection Improvements

$315,000

Marshall County

Water Line Extension

$525,000

Mason

Water Line Extension

$387,280

Maury County

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

$525,000

McNairy County

Sewer System Improvements

$430,000

Monterey

Sewer System Improvements

$475,000

Mount Pleasant

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

New Market

Emergency Communications System Improvements

$165,372

Parrottsville

Fire Protection Improvements

$282,931

Pickett County

Emergency Services Improvements

$110,500

Ridgely

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

$477,450

Ripley

Sewer System Improvements

$495,000

Rogersville

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

$357,600

Samburg

Fire Protection Improvements

$197,238

Savannah

Sewer System Improvements

$336,000

Sharon

Fire Protection Improvements

$194,470

Sneedville

Sewer System Improvements

$520,255

Sparta

Sewer System Improvements

$498,000

Springfield

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

Sumner County

Water Line Extension

$200,000

Tazewell

Housing Rehabilitation

$525,000

Trenton

Sewer System Improvements

$525,000

Troy

Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

$227,500

Union County

Ambulance Service Improvements

$315,000

Van Buren County

Fire Protection Improvements

$ 296,310

Vanleer

Water Line Extension

$209,300

Viola

Fire Protection Improvements

$166,430

Wartrace

Water System Improvements

$390,600

Wayne County

Early Warning Sirens

$113,360

Whiteville

Sewer System Improvements

$415,569

Woodbury

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Each application was supported by the community’s senator and representative in the Tennessee General Assembly. 

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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