Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 13, 2013

City, county awarded block grants

CROSSVILLE — The city of Crossville and Cumberland County have been awarded Community Development Block Grants totaling thousands of dollars, all earmarked for water line extensions and water system improvements.

The announcement was made last week by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty. The dollars were included in $27 million in CDBG funds awarded statewide.

Crossville received $500,000 for water system improvements to which the city must provide $176,000 in matching funds for a total of $676,000 in system improvements.

Cumberland County received $358,800 for water line extensions of which $101,200 must be matched, for a project total of $460,000.

"Community Development Block Grants help communities complete projects that lay the groundwork for future economic development opportunities," Haslam said in a press releases announcing the grants. "I am pleased the state can partner with and assist local communities with these improvements as we continue our work to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs."

Allocation of CDBG funds is based on priorities set at local levels where community needs are best known. The CDBG program is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Economic and Community Development.

"Community development is essential in growing the economy and creating a business-friendly environment," Hagerty was quoted as stating. "These grants allow communities to take steps that will ultimately encourage incumbent businesses to expand and future companies to relocate and invest in Tennessee."

Grants given to other Upper Cumberland counties and cities include $500,000 for water line extensions in Bledsoe County; $500,000 to Dayton for a water tank project; $500,000 to Harriman for water system improvements; $487,067 to Roane County for sewer line extension; and $500,000 to Spencer for water system rehabilitation.

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