Lee, Rolfe announce 11 UC communities among 66 to receive CDBG

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

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives.

“The CDBG funds are designed to help rural communities in Tennessee succeed, which aligns directly with our initiative to promote growth in our rural counties across the state,” Lee said. “I congratulate the 66 communities on receiving these grants and look forward to seeing what successes are in store for them in the future.”

“I applaud the communities that were chosen to receive CDBG funds and for taking the necessary steps to prepare for future economic development opportunities,” Rolfe said. “I am so pleased that these 66 communities are working hard to create economic growth and a better living environment for the citizens that reside in these communities.”

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 Community Development Block Grants:

AdamsvilleWater System Improvements$525,000
Benton CountyEmergency Management Facility$315,000
BolivarSewer System Improvement$498,400
Bradley CountySewer Line Extension$525,000
BrightonDrainage Improvements$244,873
ByrdstownWater System Improvements$525,000
Campbell CountyEMS Improvements$315,000
CelinaWater System Improvements$525,000
ColumbiaTransportation Shelters$150,335
Cumberland CountyWater Line Extension$468,865
DandridgeSewer System Improvement$370,984
DoverSewer System Improvement$347,988
DucktownWater System Improvements$525,000
DyerSewer System Improvement$349,600
EnglewoodSewer System Improvement$348,285
Fentress CountyFire Protection$263,120
GallawayWater System Improvements$225,000
Gibson CountyFire Protection$315,000
GleasonSewer System Improvement$276,322
Greene CountyWater System Improvements$525,000
HarrimanWater System Improvements$525,000
Hartsville/Trousdale CountyWater System Improvements$525,000
HumboldtSewer System Improvement$525,000
HuntsvilleSewer System Improvement$455,837
JamestownSewer System Improvement$525,000
Jefferson CountyWater Line Extension$460,057
LafayetteSewer System Improvement$515,203
Lake CountyHousing Rehabilitation$510,000
Lauderdale CountyWater System Improvements$455,000
Lewis CountyFire Protection$315,000
LindenSewer System Improvement$285,000
LuttrellSewer System Improvement$357,335
Macon CountyWater Line Extension$307,700
Marion CountyWater Line Extension$525,000
MartinSewer System Improvement$524,689
McKenzieSewer System Improvement$525,000
MichieFire Department Improvements$315,000
MiddletonSewer System Improvement$238,931
MilanSewer System Improvement$525,000
Minor HillEmergency Response Improvements$137,460
Monroe CountyEMS Improvements$315,000
MosheimSewer System Improvement$344,000
New JohnsonvilleFire Protection$242,080
Oliver SpringsWater System Improvements$525,000
PalmerWater System Improvements$525,000
PikevilleSewer System Improvement$525,000
Red Boiling SpringsWater System Improvements$525,000
RockwoodSewer System Improvement$525,000
Rocky TopFire Protection$289,918
Scott CountyEMS Service Improvements$305,912
Scotts HillWater System Improvements$525,000
SelmerSewer System Improvement$525,000
Sevier CountyWater System Improvements$306,413
South PittsburgSewer System Improvement$516,127
SpencerHousing Rehabilitation$525,000
Spring CitySewer System Improvement$525,000
StantonSewer System Improvement$471,212
Tellico PlainsWater Line Extension$525,000
TiptonvilleSewer System Improvement$525,000
TooneWater System Improvements$126,900
Tracy CitySouth Cumberland Learning and Development Center Phase III$315,000
Van Buren CountyFire Protection$286,850
WartburgFire Protection$266,181
WaynesboroWater Line Extension$525,000
White CountyEMS Equipment$289,784
WinfieldFire Protection$210,485

Each application was supported by the community’s senator and representatives 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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