Over 70 TN Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter recently approved $36.6 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives.

“Congratulations to the 78 communities receiving funding through the latest round of Community Development Block Grants,” said Lee. “What happens in rural Tennessee matters to all Tennesseans, and these infrastructure improvements will be key in preparing communities for future economic development opportunities and continued growth.

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.

“Recruiting companies to Tennessee and supporting our state’s existing business is a small part of our role at TNECD. Before we can land a new project, celebrate an expansion or provide support to small businesses, we have to ensure that our communities have the infrastructure and quality of life to support and attract these economic development opportunities,” said McWhorter. “The latest round of Community Development Block Grants is assisting 78 of Tennessee’s communities with needed updates that will boost their quality of life for years to come.”

Below is a list of the 78 Community Development Block Grants:

Applicant Project Title Award Amount
Ardmore Storm Shelter $400,000
Baileyton Park Improvements $308,594
Bell Buckle Sewer Rehabilitation $630,000
Brownsville Hatchie Street Safety Improvements $630,000
Cannon County Fire Protection $420,000
Caryville All Inclusive Park & Amphitheater $627,005
Centerville Sewer System Rehabilitation $525,000
Coalmont Fire Station Project $537,590
Collinwood Street Improvements $270,000
Copperhill Sewer System Improvements-Phase II $630,000
Cornersville Sidewalk Improvements $208,826
Crab Orchard Street Improvements $200,000
Crossville ADA Greenway Trail $630,000
DeKalb County Ambulance Service $352,497
Dover Road Infrastructure Improvement $313,171
Dunlap Harris Park Improvements-Phase II $630,000
Dyer City Park ADA Improvements $399,535
Elizabethton Community Pool Renovation $630,000
Estill Springs Street Improvements $456,261
Ethridge Fire Protection $420,000
Etowah Fire Station Project $630,000
Fayette County Emergency Management Complex/Fire Station $630,000
Franklin County Fire Protection $398,400
Gainesboro Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Gallaway Sewer System Improvements $300,000
Greeneville Sidewalk Improvements $630,000
Hamblen County Fire Service Improvements $420,000
Hawkins County Highway Department Improvements $630,000
Haywood County Ambulance Authority Renovation Project $630,000
Henderson Fire Improvement Project $419,995
Henning Water System Improvements $286,700
Hollow Rock Local Park Improvements $630,000
Jasper City Park Improvements-Phase I $630,000
Kimball Fire Protection $420,000
Lake County Ambulance Service $378,820
Lexington Communication System Improvements $580,803
Linden Sewer System Rehabilitation $329,000
Livingston Wastewater Treatment Plant Renovation $450,000
Lobelville Street Improvements $332,833
Lynnville Street Improvements $110,565
Macon County Fire Protection $364,465
Madison County Emergency Services Facility $630,000
Madisonville Sewer System Improvements $534,640
Martin Recreation Facility Improvements $630,000
Maury City Sewer System Improvements $274,085
Maury County Sewer System Rehabilitation $560,000
Maynardville Park Development Project $587,572
McMinn County Bicentennial Park Improvements-Phase II $630,000
McMinnville Sewer System Enhancements $630,000
Minor Hill City Park Lighting Improvements $243,000
Monteagle Fire Protection $294,411
Monterey Sewer System Improvements $315,000
Moore County Street Improvements $200,000
Mountain City Ralph Stout Park Improvements $630,000
Mt. Pleasant Water System Improvements $630,000
New Market Community Center Rehabilitation $337,725
Overton County Fairgrounds Revitalization $545,330
Pickett County EMS Improvements $357,280
Polk County Copper Basin Boys and Girls Club Development $630,000
Rhea County Multipurpose Community Outreach Center $630,000
Rives Fire Protection $281,600
Roane County Fire Service Improvements $420,000
Rogersville City Park Improvements $630,000
Sequatchie County Valley Fest Site Improvements Project-Phase II $630,000
Sharon City Park Improvements $373,532
Shelbyville Sidewalk Improvements $550,000
Spencer Water System Rehabilitation $630,000
St. Joseph Street Improvements $182,390
Tiptonville Street Improvements $630,000
Trenton Sewer System Improvements $630,000
Trezevant Sewer System Improvements $232,115
Unicoi Street Improvements $630,000
Vonore Park Improvements $497,416
Wartrace Sewer System Improvements $450,000
Waynesboro Street Improvements $505,000
Westmoreland Fire Service Improvements $256,366
White Bluff Pedestrian Connector Project $300,000
White County EMS Improvements $423,086

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

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