State Representatives Dan Howell and Kevin Raper announced Thursday a $20,000 Downtown Improvement Grant for Cleveland and Bradley County.
“This is a great day for our community, and this funding will not only enhance our historic downtown, but it will also improve our incredible quality of life here in Bradley County,” said Rep. Howell. “I appreciate Governor Lee, our Department of Economic and Community Development, Rep. Raper and all of our local officials for their effective partnership in securing this sizeable award.”
These funds are a portion of approximately $1 million in Rural Economic Opportunity grant awards available to improve structures in Tennessee Main Street and Downtown communities. They can be used for improvements to structures — including building facades, wayfinding signage, gateways and streetscapes, as well as outdoor public spaces.
“We are fortunate to live in a great community, and I am honored to serve our citizens and was pleased to work with Chairman Howell to help secure these grant dollars,” said Rep. Raper. “The improvements made through these funds and the future impact they will have on our local business community are undeniable; congratulations to all who partnered in our efforts to address emerging needs within our growing community.”
Award eligibility was based on application submissions, as well as communities receiving the designation as a Tennessee Downtown or Tennessee Main Street community.
For more information on the Downtown Improvement Grant program, click here.