(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), October 16, 2015 — – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced that nine major Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling $4,275,046 when combined have been awarded in the 12th Senatorial District. Yager made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).
“Our district fared very well in receiving these grants and I want to thank our local officials who were instrumental in helping secure these funds,” said Senator Yager. “These grants will help make needed water and sewer system improvements, as well as housing rehabilitation.”
The CDBG grants include:
• $315,000 to Campbell County for fire service improvements;
• $505,000 to the City of Oakdale in Morgan County for sewer system improvements;
• $525,000 to the City of Byrdstown in Pickett County for water system improvements;
• $449,596 to the City of Dayton in Rhea County for sewer system improvements;
• $381,450 to the City of Rockwood in Roane County for housing rehabilitation;
• $525,000 to the City of Kingston in Roane County for sewer system improvements;
• $525,000 to the City of Harriman for water system improvements;
• $525,000 to the City of Huntsville for sewer system improvements; and
• $525,000 to the City of Oneida for sewer system improvements.
“This kind of infrastructure is very important to the well-being of our citizens and to the overall economic development of our county,” Yager added. “Infrastructure is a key component of job creation.”
The funds were allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly. ECD administers the grant program based on priorities set at the local level where community needs are best known.