Yager and Travis announce Major CDBG Grant for Rhea County

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State Senator Ken Yager and Ron Travis at La-Z-Boy Innovation Center Groundbreaking February 24, 2017 (DeanWilson/RheaReview)

Senator Yager and Representative Travis announce Major CDBG Grant for Rhea County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 20, 2017 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) announced that Rhea County will receive a $525,000 Community Development Block (CDBG) grant for water system improvements. Yager and Travis made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).

“I am pleased Rhea County will receive this major grant and appreciate the excellent work by our local officials in helping to secure the funds,” said Senator Yager, who strongly supported the application.

“Only 38 percent of applicants received a grant. Clean water and the proper disposal of waste water are important to public health. This kind of infrastructure is very important to the well-being of our citizens and to the overall economic development of our county.”

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.

“The investment made by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development in Rhea County is excellent news for our residents,” said Representative Travis.

“These funds will help improve their health and overall quality of life by ensuring access to clean water, as well as provide new methods to effectively dispose of waste water. I am grateful to Commissioner Rolfe for helping our local officials address some of the important needs in our growing communities.”

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