66 Tennessee Companies To Receive Community Development Block Grants

Friday, October 11, 2019

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe 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,” Governor 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,” Commissioner 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:

COMMUNITY

PROJECT

AMOUNT

Adamsville

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Benton County

Emergency Management Facility

$315,000

Bolivar

Sewer System Improvement

$498,400

Bradley County

Sewer Line Extension

$525,000

Brighton

Drainage Improvements

$244,873

Byrdstown

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Campbell County

EMS Improvements

$315,000

Celina

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Columbia

Transportation Shelters

$150,335

Cumberland County

Water Line Extension

$468,865

Dandridge

Sewer System Improvement

$370,984

Dover

Sewer System Improvement

$347,988

Ducktown

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Dyer

Sewer System Improvement

$349,600

Englewood

Sewer System Improvement

$348,285

Fentress County

Fire Protection

$263,120

Gallaway

Water System Improvements

$225,000

Gibson County

Fire Protection

$315,000

Gleason

Sewer System Improvement

$276,322

Greene County

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Harriman

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Hartsville/Trousdale County

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Humboldt

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Huntsville

Sewer System Improvement

$455,837

Jamestown

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Jefferson County

Water Line Extension

$460,057

Lafayette

Sewer System Improvement

$515,203

Lake County

Housing Rehabilitation

$510,000

Lauderdale County

Water System Improvements

$455,000

Lewis County

Fire Protection

$315,000

Linden

Sewer System Improvement

$285,000

Luttrell

Sewer System Improvement

$357,335

Macon County

Water Line Extension

$307,700

Marion County

Water Line Extension

$525,000

Martin

Sewer System Improvement

$524,689

McKenzie

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Michie

Fire Department Improvements

$315,000

Middleton

Sewer System Improvement

$238,931

Milan

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Minor Hill

Emergency Response Improvements

$137,460

Monroe County

EMS Improvements

$315,000

Mosheim

Sewer System Improvement

$344,000

New Johnsonville

Fire Protection

$242,080

Oliver Springs

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Palmer

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Pikeville

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Red Boiling Springs

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Rockwood

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Rocky Top

Fire Protection

$289,918

Scott County

EMS Service Improvements

$305,912

Scotts Hill

Water System Improvements

$525,000

Selmer

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Sevier County

Water System Improvements

$306,413

South Pittsburg

Sewer System Improvement

$516,127

Spencer

Housing Rehabilitation

$525,000

Spring City

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Stanton

Sewer System Improvement

$471,212

Tellico Plains

Water Line Extension

$525,000

Tiptonville

Sewer System Improvement

$525,000

Toone

Water System Improvements

$126,900

Tracy City

South Cumberland Learning and Development Center Phase III

$315,000

Van Buren County

Fire Protection

$286,850

Wartburg

Fire Protection

$266,181

Waynesboro

Water Line Extension

$525,000

White County

EMS Equipment

$289,784

Winfield

Fire Protection

$210,485

 

Each application was supported by the community’s senator and representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly.


NRC Announces Opportunity To Request Hearing On Bellefonte Construction Permit Transfer Application

Reggie Piercy Named Vice President Of Sandler Training

Evann Freeman To Join EPB


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review Nuclear Development’s application to transfer the construction permits for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s unfinished Bellefonte reactors ... (click for more)

Reggie Piercy has joined Sandler Training in Chattanooga as vice president. Mr. Piercy brings more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from sales, operations, human ... (click for more)

Evann Freeman will join EPB as director of Government Relations effective Dec. 17. In his new position, Mr. Freeman will lead EPB’s government relations and economic development efforts. According ... (click for more)


Business

NRC Announces Opportunity To Request Hearing On Bellefonte Construction Permit Transfer Application

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review Nuclear Development’s application to transfer the construction permits for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s unfinished Bellefonte reactors near Scottsboro, Al. Nuclear Development submitted the permit transfer application on Nov. 13, 2018, and supplemented its application earlier this year following discussions with NRC staff. ... (click for more)

Reggie Piercy Named Vice President Of Sandler Training

Reggie Piercy has joined Sandler Training in Chattanooga as vice president. Mr. Piercy brings more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from sales, operations, human resources, and training and development. During his career, he worked most recently for Vision Hospitality as senior vice president of Operations developing and implementing their world ... (click for more)

Breaking News

19 Students And 4 Adults Injured In Bus Crash In Bradley County

Nineteen children and four adults from North Whitfield Middle School in Whitfield County who were on a field trip were injured in an accident around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, involving two school buses in Bradley County, according to the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency. The Bradley County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened on APD 40 in front of the Speedway gas ... (click for more)

CARTA Planning Free Rides For Veterans; Lively Says Veterans "Not Expecting All This"

CARTA is planning to begin providing free rides to veterans on its entire transit fleet. Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said, "I think we should be doing more for our veterans. "They put their lives on the line for us so it's the right thing to do. They deserve it." She said the goal is to have the new policy go into effect Jan. 2. Ms. Maragnano said some other ... (click for more)

Opinion

Be A Bright Spot During A Dark Time This Thanksgiving

This year will mark the fact that I have had the opportunity to live through 56 Thanksgivings. I was born on a Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963, two days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Thanksgiving occurred on Nov. 28 that year, the same as this year. It was a time, not unlike today, filled with political uncertainty. My mother told me I was the only child born that evening. Nurses ... (click for more)

The Opioid Epidemic Should Be First Priority Of State Legislature In Upcoming Year

When considering the most pressing matter that is threatening the great state of Tennessee, I would be willing to bet that more apparent matters come to your mind such as the state of our education system, the statewide job market, or maybe even the depressing (but improving) state of the University of Tennessee’s football program. To myself, the opioid crisis, which was declared ... (click for more)