Polk County Receives Community Development Block Grant

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that Polk County is a recipient of a Community Development Block Grant that will assist with water line extensions. The project will allow Polk County to meet one of its top priorities of ensuring safe drinking water for all of its residents.

 

“Community Development Block Grants have such a large impact on our rural communities, and I’m happy to see that with this funding, Polk County will be able to help 22 households connect to public water,” Governor Haslam said.

“Having the proper infrastructure in place can substantially enhance communities and the lives of its residents.”

 

The funds were allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly. Allocation of CDBG funds is based on priorities set at local levels where community needs are best known. The CDBG program is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Economic and Community Development.

 

The grant was approved following an application by Polk County and is supported by Sen. Mike Bell, Rep. Eric Watson and Mayor Hoyt Firestone. 

U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann also aided in securing the funds.

 

Details on the project and funding include:

 

Community

Project

CDBG Amount

Local Funds

Total Amount for Project

Polk County

Water Line Extensions

$500,000

$333,315

$833,315

 

Additional CDBG recipients will be announced in the upcoming months.


Chattanooga Business Calendar For Feb. 28-March 6

March 2015   SA/28 24Hour Generator at Mad, Bad, and Dangerous 3:00 p.m. Girls Preparatory School: 205 Island Ave. 24Hour Generator is a new event designed for enterprising high school girls across the region. Hosted by The Company Lab (CO.LAB) and held as part of GPS’s inaugural  Mad, Bad, and Dangerous  event, 24Hour Generator ... (click for more)

Georgia Department Of Labor Helping To Recruit Textile Workers

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help a staffing company, TiDra, Inc., recruit about 85 workers for two textile manufacturing companies in the Dalton area.  The recruitment will be held  Monday, March 9 , from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the GDOL’s Dalton Career Center, 1406 Chattanooga Avenue. The company is recruiting operators for coater ... (click for more)

FCC Votes 3-2 To Approve EPB's Request To Expand Its Broadband Offerings

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow EPB to expand its broadband offerings to neighboring communities. Chairman Tom Wheeler and two other Democrats were in favor, while the two Republican members said the agency was acting illegally in overriding state law. EPB's phone, Internet and TV offerings have been far more successful than expected and ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools, UTC To Close Friday; Other Closings Announced

Due to remaining snow on some of the roadways and the potential for black ice overnight and into the morning, Hamilton County Schools will be closed on  Friday . School Age Child Care will also be closed. Employees who accrue vacation will report by  10 a.m.  and maintenance employees will report on regular schedule.  All classes are being ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Always Been A Battleground Between Good And Evil

From the thousands slain in nearby Chickamauga Battlefield during the Civil War…  To the launching point of the Cherokee Indian’s Trail of Tears…  To the lunch counter sit-ins led by Howard School students — the only high school student sit-ins in the nation — during the Civil Rights Movement…  To Walter Cronkite calling the polluted Southern industrial town ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our 92-Year-Old Victim

It is with great pride, and far greater relief, that I can report a “caretaker” is far different than a “boyfriend.” A story out of Memphis earlier this week morphed into a virtual fireball that had such power it appeared on the front page on a London newspaper and other news outlets all around the world when it was reported by the Associated Press a 28-year-old man had assaulted ... (click for more)