• Grants will assist with local infrastructure, housing and safety improvements 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter recently approved $27.3 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives. 

“Quality infrastructure is essential to ensuring that every Tennessee community can thrive,” said Lee. “I congratulate each grant recipient for receiving funds to support local safety, spur economic growth and secure prosperity across our state.”  

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, housing rehabilitation, health and safety projects and other improvements to enhance the quality of life in Tennessee’s rural communities. 

In addition to traditional community improvement and safety projects, funding was also made available for community development projects, such as sidewalk and walking trail improvements, street paving and community centers.  

“Congratulations to the 64 communities receiving funding through the latest round of Community Development Block Grants,” said McWhorter. “The CBDG program is an essential tool for TNECD as we partner with local communities across the state to better equip and prepare them for economic development opportunities, and we look forward to seeing the success that follows these projects.” 

Below is a list of the 64 Community Development Block Grants:  

Community   Project    Amount  
Adamsville   Fire Services Improvements   $420,000  
Ashland City   Sewer System Improvements   $286,600  
Byrdstown   Water System Improvements   $630,000  
Campbell County   Fire Services Improvements   $420,000  
Clifton   Riverfront City Park   $248,400  
Cocke County   Fire Services Improvements   $420,000  
Coffee County   Health Department Equipment    $420,000  
Columbia   Sidewalk Improvements   $630,000  
Covington   Blight Remediation   $304,486  
Dyer County   Fire Services Improvements   $503,244  
Dyersburg   Future City Gymnasium Complex   $630,000  
Erwin   Sidewalk Improvements   $630,000  
Fentress County   Emergency Services Improvements   $420,000  
Finger   Fire Services Improvements   $338,603  
Friendship   Water System Improvements   $461,316  
Gates   Fire Services Improvements   $316,200  
Greene County   Fire Services Improvements   $420,000  
Hamilton County   Emergency Services Improvements   $200,000  
Hancock County   Park Improvements   $630,000  
Hartsville/Trousdale County Metro   Housing Rehabilitation    $525,000  
Hickory Valley   Fire Services Improvements   $327,943  
Hohenwald   Sewer System Improvements   $630,000  
Hornbeak   Fire Services Improvements   $340,200  
Houston County   Fire Services Improvements   $285,600  
Humphreys County   Sewer System Improvements   $354,185  
Huntingdon   Williams Street Bridge Drainage Project   $228,543  
Jackson County   Fire Services Improvements   $332,157  
Jellico   Fire Services Improvements   $368,480  
Lafayette   Sewer System Improvements   $541,800  
LaFollette   Emergency Services Improvements   $630,000  
Lenoir City   Bank Stabilization Project   $630,000  
Lewis County   Sewer System Improvements   $630,000  
Marion County   Fire Services Improvements   $420,000  
McEwen   Fire Services Improvements   $152,599  
McKenzie   Sewer System Improvements   $526,880  
McNairy County   Agricultural Event Center   $630,000  
Milan   McKellar Park Improvements   $445,974  
Morgan County   Sewer System Improvements   $556,140  
New Johnsonville   Sewer System Improvements   $245,311  
Newport   Emergency Services Improvements   $190,350  
Normandy   Local Street Improvement Project   $239,543  
Obion   Sewer System Improvements   $276,640  
Oliver Springs   Water System Improvements   $303,945  
Palmer   Fire Services Improvements   $420,000  
Perry County   EMS Services Improvements   $300,000  
Plainview   Local Street Improvement Project   $426,260  
Ramer   Fire Services Improvements   $355,411  
Red Boiling Springs   Water System Improvements   $592,200  
Ridgely   Local Street Improvement Project   $392,385  
Ripley   Fire Station and Community Room Project   $630,000  
Rockwood   Sewer System Improvements   $630,000  
Rocky Top   Sewer System Improvements   $630,000  
Sardis   Fire Services Improvements   $115,908  
Scott County   Emergency Services Improvements   $420,000  
Smithville   Sewer System Improvements   $300,000  
South Fulton   Sewer System Improvements   $480,480  
South Pittsburg   Community Health and Recreation Center   $630,000  
Sparta   Sewer System Improvements   $600,000  
Sunbright   Emergency Services Improvements   $266,294  
Tellico Plains   Downtown Improvements Project   $500,500  
Troy   Troy Downtown Revitalization Project   $385,688  
Wartburg   Sidewalk Improvements   $565,800  
Waverly   Sewer System Improvements   $331,412  
Winfield   Senior Center Improvements   $232,295  

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. 

TNECD Media Contact
Lindsey Tipton
Public Information Officer
(615) 339-6608
[email protected]  

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