TOP PHOTO: Sen. Yager congratulates Senate District 12 communities for receiving more than $7 million in Community Development Block Grants. The senator is pictured with Billy Ball at an event held earlier this year in LaFollette.

NASHVILLE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Fifteen communities in Senate District 12, including three in Campbell County, have received a total of $7,206,954 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced the grants in a release late Thursday afternoon. The CDBG funds will assist communities with infrastructure improvement, housing rehabilitations and health and safety measures.

“Congratulations to these communities. Local officials did a fantastic job securing sizable grants to improve infrastructure,” said State Sen. Ken Yager. “They identified the right needs in their communities and submitted professional applications. Many of these grant recipients have officials who attended my grants conference where they learned best practices for maximizing grant opportunities. The insight and hard work of these local officials are yielding positive results for their communities. I was proud to vote for the funds for these grants and write letters of support for the recipients.”

The grants being awarded in Senate District 12 are:

•      $ 266,294 to Sunbright for Ambulance Replacement Project

•      $565,800 to Wartburg for Community Infrastructure

•      $420,000 to Scott County for EMS System Improvements

•      $420,000 to Fentress County for Fentress County Ambulance Project

•      $368,480 to Jellico for Fire System Improvements

•      $420,000 to Campbell County for Fire System Improvements

•      $541,800 to Lafayette for Lafayette Water System Rehabilitation

•      $630,000 to LaFollette for Public Health and Safety

•      $232,395 to Winfield for Senior Center Expansion

•      $556,140 to Morgan County for Sewer Pump Station Replacement

•      $630,000 to Rocky Top for Sewer System Improvements

•      $630,000 to Rockwood for Sewer System Improvements

•      $303,945 to Oliver Springs for Water System Improvements

•      $592,200 to Red Boiling Springs for Water System Rehabilitation

•      $630,000 to Byrdstown for Water System Rehabilitation

The funds for these grants were allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly which 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. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/02/2022-6AM)

One Reply to “Campbell Co. to receive $1.4M in Community Development Block Grants”

  1. Are they gonna make a bike path ,on four lane down to Cove Lake? This would be used alot. Thank you

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