State Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and State Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) today announced three Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants have been awarded in Bedford County with a combined total of more than $1.52 million. The infrastructure grants include $398,400 to Bedford County for water system improvements; $500,000 to Shelbyville for sewer improvements and $625,000 to Wartrace for water line extensions.
“Clean water is vital to both the health of our citizens and the economic well being of Bedford County,” said Sen. Reeves. “The improvements these grants will make to our infrastructure are significant and reflect a greater investment in our communities. We are very pleased that these funds have been awarded and congratulate our local officials for their successful application. We were pleased to support it.”
Rep. Marsh said, “These grants will help us complete projects that will lay the groundwork for future economic development opportunities, additional jobs and ultimately enhance the quality of life for all of our residents. I thank our local leaders for their partnership in securing these funds.”
The lawmakers made the announcement in conjunction with an announcement by Gov. Bill Lee and the Department of Economic and Community Development regarding the award of CDBG grants statewide. The funds were allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly. ECD administers the grant program based on priorities set at the local level where community needs are best known.