UC cities, counties receive block grants

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd recently approved more than $27 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist Tennessee communities with infrastructure and health and safety projects.

Upper Cumberland cities and counties received $4.4 million in funding.

“These funds will help empower communities to improve and grow, expanding services and programs to create more economic development opportunities, and leading us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs,” Haslam said.

“I am pleased to see that all of these communities are willing to put together solid projects and matching funds to make long-lasting changes with assistance of CDBG funds and DRA investments,” added Boyd. “Having so many communities awarded CDBG funds and DRA investments showcases that our Team Tennessee communities believe in themselves and believe that they can succeed.”

Allocation of CDBG funds is based on priorities set through the public meeting process at the local 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 and health and safety projects.

Below is a list of local Community Development Block Grants:


Community Project CDBG Amount Local Funds Total
Celina Water System Rehabilitation $525,000 $46,000 $571,000
Crab Orchard Housing Rehabilitation $525,000 $0 $525,000
DeKalb County Water Line Extension $500,000 $121,000 $621,000
Doyle Fire Protection Services $315,000 $9,450 $324,450
Fentress County Pall Mall Emergency Shelter $315,000 $24,000 $339,000
Gordonsville Housing Rehabilitation $36,040 $0 $36,040
Lafayette Sewer System Improvements $525,000 $95,000 $620,000
Pickett County Emergency Services $315,000 $48,500 $363,500
Red Boiling Springs Water System Rehabilitation $525,000 $17,000 $542,000
Spencer Water System Rehabilitation $525,000 $40,000 $565,000
White County Emergency Services $315,000 $113,380 $428,380


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