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Representative Dennis Powers & Representative Jerry Sexton Announce $315,000 Community Development Block Grant For Union Count

July 13, 2018

(NASHVILLE) – State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) and State Representative Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) today announced a $315,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been awarded to Union County from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD).

The funding will be used for ambulance service improvements and was allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly based upon priorities set at local levels where community needs are best known.

“I am grateful to TNECD for their investment in our community in support of our first responders,” said Representative Powers. “I believe we must support these brave men and women by providing them with critical resources that will better assist them in their daily duties while also improving their safety. It was an honor to assist our local officials in securing this critical funding that will improve the safety and well-being of our citizens.”

“These funds will help tremendously in advancing emergency protections for our residents,” said Representative Sexton.  “The application process was extremely competitive, and I want to congratulate our local leaders on their efforts to obtain this important funding. I know it will enable our emergency personnel to better meet the needs of our growing community. ”

For more information about the CDBG program, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/ecd

Dennis Powers serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Republican Caucus. He is also a member of the House Business & Utilities Committee, as well as the House Insurance & Banking Committee and Subcommittee. Powers lives in Jacksboro and represents House District 36, which includes Campbell and parts of Union and Anderson Counties. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Dennis.Powers@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-3335.

Jerry Sexton serves as a member of the House Local Government Committee. He is also a member of the House Transportation Committee and Subcommittee. Sexton resides in Bean Station and represents House District 35, which includes Claiborne, Grainger, and part of Union Counties. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Jerry.Sexton@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-2534.