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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 09:30am

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure, housing and safety  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $27.6 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives.

“These funds play an important role in helping communities across Tennessee prepare for future economic development opportunities and continued growth,” Lee said. “I applaud each community for investing in themselves and taking the necessary steps to improve their assets, infrastructure and safety initiatives.”

“Community Development Block Grants are an enormous asset to communities across the state and Tennessee as a whole,” Rolfe said. “The 66 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 at the local community level. The CDBG program is funded through HUD and administered in Tennessee by the Department of Economic and Community Development. Funds are available for water and sewer improvements and new extensions, housing rehabilitation and health and safety projects.

Below is a list of the 66 Community Development Block Grants:

COMMUNITY PROJECT AMOUNT
Alamo Sewer System Improvements $464,335
Anderson County Water Line Extension $523,207
Ardmore Sewer System Improvements $318,980
Athens Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Atwood Sewer System Improvements $248,110
Baileyton Fire Protection Improvements $170,000
Baxter Sewer System Improvements $628,896
Bedford County Water System Improvements $398,400
Bells Sewer System Improvements $541,268
Benton Water System Improvements $630,000
Big Sandy Sewer System Improvements $279,930
Blaine Sewer Line Extension $335,496
Bledsoe County Fire Protection Improvements $420,000
Camden Fire Protection Improvements $420,000
Clifton Water System Improvements $208,980
Collinwood Water System Improvements $261,000
Crockett County Ambulance Service Improvements $277,980
Crossville Sewer System Improvements $525,060
Decaturville Weather Alert Siren System $101,545
DeKalb County Fire Protection Improvements $279,518
Fayette County Ambulance Service Improvements $321,570
Gainesboro Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Greeneville Emergency Services Improvements $349,013
Greenfield Sewer System Improvements $362,017
Gruetli-Laager Housing Rehabilitation $414,880
Hamblen County Fire Protection Improvements $382,905
Hancock County Fire Protection Improvements $420,000
Haywood County Ambulance Authority Facility Improvements $420,000
Henry County Fire Protection Improvements $420,000
Hollow Rock Fire Protection Improvements $102,388
Humphreys County Sewer System Improvements $175,743
Huntingdon Sewer System Improvements $526,435
Jackson County Emergency Services Improvements $381,060
Kenton Sewer System Improvements $310,881
LaFollette Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Livingston Water System Improvements $630,000
Loretto Water System Improvements $426,677
Maury City Fire Protection Improvements $289,968
Maynardville Water Line Extension $630,000
McEwen Sewer System Improvements $490,001
McMinn County Water Line Extension $630,000
McMinnville Sewer System Improvements $630,000
McNairy County Fire Protection Improvements $308,520
New Tazewell Fire Protection Improvements $419,980
Niota Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Obion Sewer System Improvements $334,475
Oneida Water System Improvements $630,000
Parrottsville Fire Protection Improvements $177,320
Parsons Water System Improvements $442,002
Rhea County Water System Improvements $630,000
Ripley Fire Protection Improvements $317,860
Rutledge Sewer System Improvements $468,006
Samburg Housing Rehabilitation $525,000
Shelbyville Sewer System Improvements $500,000
Somerville New Fire Station Construction $420,000
South Fulton Sewer System Improvements $608,400
Sunbright Fire Service Improvements $291,280
Trenton Fire Protection Improvements $397,385
Troy Fire Protection Improvements $331,470
Union County Fire Protection Improvements $253,143
Vonore Sewer System Improvements $341,100
Wartrace Water Line Extension $625,000
Wayne County County Health Clinic Improvements $420,000
Weakley County Countywide Communications Improvements $273,828
White Pine Water Line Extension $416,337
Whiteville Sewer System Improvements $630,000

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

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair, Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
molly.hair@tn.gov

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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