Several UC communities receive CDBG funds

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 $25.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts.

“I congratulate the 66 communities receiving the CDBG funds,” Haslam said. “By investing in themselves, these communities are taking steps to create better a working and living environment for their citizens, and helping Tennessee lead in economic development, putting us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“With the assistance of the CDBG funds, each grantee is taking the initiative to enhance their community, which will in turn create more economic development opportunities for the members of those communities,” Rolfe said. “I want to congratulate the 66 recipients on receiving these grants and look forward to seeing each of them continue to succeed.”

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 extensions, housing rehabilitation, health and safety projects as well as commercial façade improvements in Main Street and Tennessee Downtown communities. Commercial façade grants can be used for new awnings and signs, painting, building repair and other upgrades.

Below is a list of the Community Development Block Grants:

Community Project Amount Matching Funds Total
Allardt Fire Protection $223,000 $28,000 $251,000
Athens Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $251,208 $776,208
Bell Buckle Sewer System Improvements $442,426 $38,471 $480,897
Bolivar Sewer System Improvements $389,197 $48,103 $437,300
Brownsville Housing Rehabilitations $400,000 $0 $400,000
Byrdstown Water System Improvements $525,000 $65,000 $590,000
Campbell County Fire Service Improvements $315,000 $47,069 $362,069
Celina Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Centerville Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Clifton Fire Protection $254,604 $16,251 $270,855
Erin Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $3,375,000 $3,900,000
Erwin Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Erwin Ambulance Services $315,000 $145,400 $460,400
Estill Springs Early Warning Sirens $116,317 $20,526 $136,843
Ethridge Emergency Response Vehicle $115,000 $18,721 $133,721
Etowah Sewer System Improvements $520,200 $91,800 $612,000
Gates Water System Improvements $525,000 $89,500 $614,500
Greeneville Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $870,236 $1,395,236
Harriman Water System Improvements $525,000 $93,000 $618,000
Houston County Hospital Renovations $315,000 $35,000 $350,000
Humboldt Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $78,448 $603,448
Huntland Sewer System Improvements $450,000 $2,050,000 $2,500,000
Jamestown Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $123,150 $648,150
Jasper Sewer Line Improvements $525,000 $183,000 $708,000
Jefferson City Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Jefferson County Water Line Improvements $424,961 $74,993 $499,954
Jonesborough Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Lauderdale County Ambulance Services $315,000 $31,500 $346,500
Lawrence County Water System Improvements $525,000 $58,333 $583,333
Lawrenceburg Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $226,000 $751,000
Lewis County Water System Improvements $525,000 $58,334 $583,334
Lewisburg Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $92,647 $617,647
Livingston Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $93,000 $618,000
Martin Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Martin Sewer System Improvements $511,200 $56,800 $568,000
Maynardville Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $159,300 $684,300
McKenzie Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $58,333 $583,333
McLemoresville Protective Fire Equipment $80,677 $5,073 $85,750
McMinn County Water Line Improvements $525,000 $346,115 $871,115
Milan Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $139,600 $664,600
Milledgeville Water System Improvements $525,000 $189,000 $714,000
Monroe County Water Line Improvements $525,000 $92,647 $617,647
Morgan County Water Line Improvements $525,000 $51,923 $576,923
Newport Drainage Improvements $315,000 $65,000 $380,000
Niota Water System Improvements $425,000 $75,000 $500,000
Obion County Sewer System Improvements $488,250 $36,750 $525,000
Oneida Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $107,600 $632,600
Palmer Fire Truck $91,000 $9,000 $100,000
Paris Commercial Façade Improvements $100,000 $33,333 $133,333
Pikeville Commercial Façade Improvements $37,500 $12,500  

$50,000

Perry County Water Line Improvements $282,750 $42,250 $325,000
Polk County Water System Improvements $525,000 $220,620 $745,620
Red Bank Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $730,300 $1,255,300
Rhea County Water System Improvements $525,000 $317,000 $842,000
Rives Drainage Improvements $164,500 $10,500 $175,000
Roane County Fire Protective Services $312,910 $64,090 $377,000
Rutherford Water System Improvements $420,032 $200,000 $620,032
Scott County EMS Service Improvements $315,000 $35,000 $350,000
Shelbyville Sewer System Improvements $450,000 $67,241 $517,241
Somerville Sewer System Improvements $451,000 $61,500 $512,500
South Fulton Sewer System Improvements $488,250 $36,750 $525,000
Stewart County Water System Improvements $391,392 $58,483 $449,875
Sweetwater Housing Rehabilitations $525,000 $0 $525,000
Tellico Plains Water System Improvements $525,000 $115,300 $640,300
Tipton County Community Revitalization $261,450 $53,550 $315,000
Waverly Water System Improvements $525,000 $263,375 $788,375

 

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

Amye Anderson is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached at amye@ucbjournal.com.