Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants

2/8/2018

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.

Source: State of Tennessee ECD

The East Tennessee Economic Development Agency markets and recruits business for the 15 counties in the greater Knoxville-Oak Ridge region of East Tennessee. Visit www.eteda.org

 

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