47 cities share in 64 CBDG grants


More than 45 municipalities will share in the $27.3 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) being shared among 64 communities across the state. 

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter recently approved $27.3 million in CDBG, which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives. A total of 47 municipalities are among those communities sharing in the grants. 

“Quality infrastructure is essential to ensuring that every Tennessee community can thrive,” said Lee. “I congratulate each grant recipient for receiving funds to support local safety, spur economic growth and secure prosperity across our state.” 

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, 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. 

“Congratulations to the 64 communities receiving funding through the latest round of Community Development Block Grants,” said McWhorter. “The CBDG program is an essential tool for TNECD as we partner with local communities across the state to better equip and prepare them for economic development opportunities, and we look forward to seeing the success that follows these projects.”

Municipality Project Grant Amount
Adamsville fire services improvements $420,000
Ashland City sewer system improvements $286,600
Byrdstown water systems improvements $630,000
Clifton Riverfront City Park $248,400
Columbia sidewalk improvements $630,000
Covington blight remediation $304,486
Dyersburg future city gymnasium complex $630,000
Erwin sidewalk improvements $630,000
Finger fire services improvements $338,603
Friendship water systems improvements $461,316
Gates fire services improvements $316,200
Hartsville/Trousdale County housing rehabilitation $525,000
Hickory Valley fire services improvements $327,943
Hohenwald sewer system improvements $630,00
Hornbeak fire services improvements $340,200
Huntingdon Williams Street Bridge drainage project $228,543
Jellico fire services improvements $368,480
Lafayette sewer system improvements $541,800
LaFollette emergency services improvements $630,000
Lenoir City bank stabilization project $630,000
McEwen fire services improvements $152,599
McKenzie sewer system improvements $526,880
Milan McKellar Park improvements $556,140
New Johnsonville sewer system improvements $245,311
Newport emergency services improvements $190,350
Normandy local street improvement projects $239,543
Obion sewer system improvements $276,640
Oliver Springs water system improvements $303,945
Palmer fire services improvements $420,000
Plainview local street improvement projects $426,260
Ramer fire services improvements $355,411
Red Boiling Springs water system improvements $592,200
Ridgley local street improvement project $392,385
Ripley fire station and community room project $630,000
Rockwood sewer system improvements $630,000
Rocky Top sewer system improvements $630,000
Sardis fire services improvements $115,908
Smithville sewer system improvements $300,000
South Fulton sewer system improvements $480,480
South Pittsburg community health and recreation center $630,000
Sparta sewer system improvements $600,000
Sunbright emergency services improvements $266,294
Tellico Plains downtown improvements project $500,500
Troy downtown revitalization project $375,688
Warburg sidewalk improvements $565,800
Waverly sewer system improvements $331,412
Winfield senior center improvements $323,295