64 Communities To Receive Community Development Block Grants

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022
Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter approved $27.3 million in Community Development Block Grants, which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives.

Local communities receiving the grants included:

Community - Project - Amount:
Hamilton County Emergency Services Improvements $200,000
Palmer Fire Services Improvements $420,000
South Pittsburg Community Health and Recreation Center $630,000

“Quality infrastructure is essential to ensuring that every Tennessee community can thrive,” said Governor Lee.
“I congratulate each grant recipient for receiving funds to support local safety, spur economic growth and secure prosperity across our state.”

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, housing rehabilitation, health and safety projects and other improvements to enhance the quality of life in Tennessee’s rural communities.

In addition to traditional community improvement and safety projects, funding was also made available for community development projects, such as sidewalk and walking trail improvements, street paving and community centers.

“Congratulations to the 64 communities receiving funding through the latest round of Community Development Block Grants,” said Comm. McWhorter. “The CBDG program is an essential tool for TNECD as we partner with local communities across the state to better equip and prepare them for economic development opportunities, and we look forward to seeing the success that follows these projects.”

Others receiving the 64 Community Development Block Grants are:

Community - Project - Amount
Adamsville Fire Services Improvements $420,000
Ashland City Sewer System Improvements $286,600
Byrdstown Water System Improvements $630,000
Campbell County Fire Services Improvements $420,000
Clifton Riverfront City Park $248,400
Cocke County Fire Services Improvements $420,000
Coffee County Health Department Equipment $420,000
Columbia Sidewalk Improvements $630,000
Covington Blight Remediation $304,486
Dyer County Fire Services Improvements $503,244
Dyersburg Future City Gymnasium Complex $630,000
Erwin Sidewalk Improvements $630,000
Fentress County Emergency Services Improvements $420,000
Finger Fire Services Improvements $338,603
Friendship Water System Improvements $461,316
Gates Fire Services Improvements $316,200
Greene County Fire Services Improvements $420,000
Hancock County Park Improvements $630,000
Hartsville/Trousdale County Metro Housing Rehabilitation $525,000
Hickory Valley Fire Services Improvements $327,943
Hohenwald Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Hornbeak Fire Services Improvements $340,200
Houston County Fire Services Improvements $285,600
Humphreys County Sewer System Improvements $354,185
Huntingdon Williams Street Bridge Drainage Project $228,543
Jackson County Fire Services Improvements $332,157
Jellico Fire Services Improvements $368,480
Lafayette Sewer System Improvements $541,800
LaFollette Emergency Services Improvements $630,000
Lenoir City Bank Stabilization Project $630,000
Lewis County Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Marion County Fire Services Improvements $420,000
McEwen Fire Services Improvements $152,599
McKenzie Sewer System Improvements $526,880
McNairy County Agricultural Event Center $630,000
Milan McKellar Park Improvements $445,974
Morgan County Sewer System Improvements $556,140
New Johnsonville Sewer System Improvements $245,311
Newport Emergency Services Improvements $190,350
Normandy Local Street Improvement Project $239,543
Obion Sewer System Improvements $276,640
Oliver Springs Water System Improvements $303,945
Perry County EMS Services Improvements $300,000
Plainview Local Street Improvement Project $426,260
Ramer Fire Services Improvements $355,411
Red Boiling Springs Water System Improvements $592,200
Ridgely Local Street Improvement Project $392,385
Ripley Fire Station and Community Room Project $630,000
Rockwood Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Rocky Top Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Sardis Fire Services Improvements $115,908
Scott County Emergency Services Improvements $420,000
Smithville Sewer System Improvements $300,000
South Fulton Sewer System Improvements $480,480
Sparta Sewer System Improvements $600,000
Sunbright Emergency Services Improvements $266,294
Tellico Plains Downtown Improvements Project $500,500
Troy Troy Downtown Revitalization Project $385,688
Wartburg Sidewalk Improvements $565,800
Waverly Sewer System Improvements $331,412
Winfield Senior Center Improvements $232,295

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