Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd recently approved more than $27 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist Tennessee communities with infrastructure and health and safety projects.
Gov. Haslam and Commissioner Boyd along with Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill, and public and private partners, also announced nearly $100 million in new investments into strengthening infrastructure, supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs, and encouraging tourism in West Tennessee.
Tracy city received a Community Block Development grant of $236,180 to eliminate slums and blight. Local funds will add $4,820, bringing the total to $241,000.
“These funds will help empower communities to improve and grow, expanding services and programs to create more economic development opportunities, and leading us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs,” Haslam said.
“I am pleased to see that all of these communities are willing to put together solid projects and matching funds to make long-lasting changes with assistance of CDBG funds and DRA investments,” Boyd said. “Having so many communities awarded CDBG funds and DRA investments showcases that our Team Tennessee communities believe in themselves and believe that they can succeed.”