State Representative Dan Howell and State Senator Art Swann announced Thursday $70,000 in Downtown Improvement Grant funding for Ducktown and Polk County.
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.
“This is an incredible day and great news for our growing community,” said Rep.
Howell. “These funds will provide significant improvements to historic and critical projects in Ducktown and Polk County. I am grateful to Governor Bill Lee, our Department of Economic and Community Development and all of our local leaders who partnered with us to secure this sizeable grant award.”
Recipient eligibility was based on application submissions, as well as communities receiving the designation as a Tennessee Downtown or Tennessee Main Street community.
“I am so glad that Ducktown and Polk County are receiving this grant,” said Senator Swann. “These funds will help modernize buildings and create new energy among residents who live in this historic city. I look forward to seeing the improvements that will result from this project and appreciate the state and local officials who identified the need and provided funds.”
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