Senator Jackson announces over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants for Senate District 27

(NASHVILLE) July 12, 2018 – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that Senate District 27 will receive over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These grants are designed to assist cities and counties with infrastructure needs.

“I am pleased to announce that Senate District 27 will receive these major grants that will help improve infrastructure and increase economic development,” said Senator Jackson. “Only 50 percent of applicants in this round received funding, and I congratulate our local officials on being selected as recipients.”

The grants include:
• $404,100 to Alamo for water system improvements to install a backup generator and VOC air stripper to maintain quality and safe drinking water;
• $44,950 to Gadsden to purchase and install an early warning weather alert siren to notify citizens in cases of inclement and dangerous weather conditions;
• $428,500 to Halls for housing improvements to rehabilitate seven low to moderate income owner occupied homes
• $354,568 to Henning for water system improvements to go towards a comprehensive evaluation of the water distribution network, water main point repairs, and replacement of water meters;
• $477,450 to Ridgely for wastewater lagoon improvements;
• $495,000 to Ripley for sewer system improvements to relocate a pump station and force main, as well as manhole rehabilitation;

“These funds will assist with vital services that improve public health and quality of life for citizens. I appreciate Governor Haslam and Commissioner Rolfe for this investment and their support of our local communities,” added Jackson.

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