NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than $1.2 million in grants for projects in Campbell and Union Counties has been awarded from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, according to State Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro.)

 Caryville received a $627,005 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a park and amphitheater project and Maynardville received a $587,572 CDBG grant for a park development project, totaling $1,214,577 for projects in Union and Campbell counties.

The Caryville grant will go toward the second phase of an all-inclusive park with an amphitheater, pavilion, and restrooms. The Maynardville grant will fund the planning and development of a park, which will include space for food trucks.

 “I’m excited to announce these grants for excellent projects in our community,” Powers said. “The funding is going toward developments that will make Union and Campbell counties even more appealing with additional areas for the community to congregate. I’m thankful for TNECD’s work in approving these grants and I thank everyone involved in the application process.”

 Both grants come from available funding from the CDBG Coronavirus Response Supplement (CDBG-CV). Sixteen grants totaling $8,706,654 were funded this way and the applications were reviewed for eligibility rather than scored competitively.

 The CDBG program is funded through HUD and administered in Tennessee by the Department of Economic and Community Development.