GOVERNOR LEE, COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE 66 COMMUNITIES TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure, housing and safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved over $27.6 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives.

“These funds play an important role in helping communities across Tennessee prepare for future economic development opportunities and continued growth,” Lee said. “I applaud each community for investing in themselves and taking the necessary steps to improve their assets, infrastructure and safety initiatives.”

“Community Development Block Grants are an enormous asset to communities across the state and Tennessee as a whole,” Rolfe said. “The 66 communities receiving CDBG funding will be better prepared for economic growth, which will in turn help Tennessee continue to succeed. I look forward to the future success each community will see in the years to come.”

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 66 Community Development Block Grants:

COMMUNITYPROJECTAMOUNT
AlamoSewer System Improvements$464,335
Anderson CountyWater Line Extension$523,207
ArdmoreSewer System Improvements$318,980
AthensSewer System Improvements$630,000
AtwoodSewer System Improvements$248,110
BaileytonFire Protection Improvements$170,000
BaxterSewer System Improvements$628,896
Bedford CountyWater System Improvements$398,400
BellsSewer System Improvements$541,268
BentonWater System Improvements$630,000
Big SandySewer System Improvements$279,930
BlaineSewer Line Extension$335,496
Bledsoe CountyFire Protection Improvements$420,000
CamdenFire Protection Improvements$420,000
CliftonWater System Improvements$208,980
CollinwoodWater System Improvements$261,000
Crockett CountyAmbulance Service Improvements$277,980
CrossvilleSewer System Improvements$525,060
DecaturvilleWeather Alert Siren System$101,545
DeKalb CountyFire Protection Improvements$279,518
Fayette CountyAmbulance Service Improvements$321,570
GainesboroSewer System Improvements$630,000
GreenevilleEmergency Services Improvements$349,013
GreenfieldSewer System Improvements$362,017
Gruetli-LaagerHousing Rehabilitation$414,880
Hamblen CountyFire Protection Improvements$382,905
Hancock CountyFire Protection Improvements$420,000
Haywood CountyAmbulance Authority Facility Improvements$420,000
Henry CountyFire Protection Improvements$420,000
Hollow RockFire Protection Improvements$102,388
Humphreys CountySewer System Improvements$175,743
HuntingdonSewer System Improvements$526,435
Jackson CountyEmergency Services Improvements$381,060
KentonSewer System Improvements$310,881
LaFolletteSewer System Improvements$630,000
LivingstonWater System Improvements$630,000
LorettoWater System Improvements$426,677
Maury CityFire Protection Improvements$289,968
MaynardvilleWater Line Extension$630,000
McEwenSewer System Improvements$490,001
McMinn CountyWater Line Extension$630,000
McMinnvilleSewer System Improvements$630,000
McNairy CountyFire Protection Improvements$308,520
New TazewellFire Protection Improvements$419,980
NiotaSewer System Improvements$630,000
ObionSewer System Improvements$334,475
OneidaWater System Improvements$630,000
ParrottsvilleFire Protection Improvements$177,320
ParsonsWater System Improvements$442,002
Rhea CountyWater System Improvements$630,000
RipleyFire Protection Improvements$317,860
RutledgeSewer System Improvements$468,006
SamburgHousing Rehabilitation$525,000
ShelbyvilleSewer System Improvements$500,000
SomervilleNew Fire Station Construction$420,000
South FultonSewer System Improvements$608,400
SunbrightFire Service Improvements$291,280
TrentonFire Protection Improvements$397,385
TroyFire Protection Improvements$331,470
Union CountyFire Protection Improvements$253,143
VonoreSewer System Improvements$341,100
WartraceWater Line Extension$625,000
Wayne CountyCounty Health Clinic Improvements$420,000
Weakley CountyCountywide Communications Improvements$273,828
White PineWater Line Extension$416,337
WhitevilleSewer System Improvements$630,000

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

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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