Gov. Lee: Springfield To Receive 630K Grant For Sewer System Improvements
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $28.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitation and health and safety initiatives.
Springfield to get $630,000 for Sewer System Improvements
“We are grateful for receiving the Community Block Grant from the state, Springfield Mayor Ann Schneider. “It will allow us to borrow less for the wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is an enterprise fund which means the law requires that this fund be self-sufficient.”
“Investing in local infrastructure is one of our top priorities, and these funds will play a vital role as communities work to update their assets and keep their communities safe,” said Lee. “These recipients are proactively preparing their communities for future economic opportunities and continued growth.”
“Community Development Block Grants are an enormous asset to communities across Tennessee,” Rolfe said. “The 62 communities receiving CDBG funding will be better equipped for future economic opportunities, which in turn, will help our state continue to grow and succeed. I congratulate these recipients and look forward to seeing the successes in each community in the years to come.”
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 and new extensions, housing rehabilitation and health and safety projects.
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