Governor Phil Bredesen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber recently approved more than $28 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist with infrastructure improvements in Tennessee.

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The City of Lafayette was awarded a $500,000 sewer system grant and the City of Red Boiling Springs was awarded a $500,000 water system grant.
“These grants are essential to the growth and maintenance of the infrastructure that attracts new jobs and other investments that help Tennessee communities thrive,” said Governor Bredesen. “I’m pleased the state of Tennessee is able to assist and our partnership with our communities continues.”
 The funds were allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly.
“Economic growth and job creation is a team effort between the state and local communities and it starts from the ground up,” said Commissioner Kisber.  “I’m pleased we’re able to partner with these CDBG recipients to lay the groundwork for future economic growth.”
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.