Yager, Travis secure fire hydrant grant for Rhea

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Tennessee State Capitol - Nashville, TN (photo contributed)

Senator Yager and Rep. Travis announce Major CDBG Grant for Rhea County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), May 22, 2015 — – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) and Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) have announced that Rhea County will receive a $250,000 Community Development Block (CDBG) grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.  The CDBG disaster grant will be used for fire hydrant projects.

“This project would not be possible without the leadership of Mayor George Thacker and Emergency Management Director Jacky Reavley,” said Sen. Yager.  “It will improve fire protection in the project area and bring homeowners insurance rates down. I appreciate the Department of Economic and Community Development for working with Rhea County to make this grant possible.”

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said that only 17 out of the 77 disaster grant applications were awarded this year.

“These funds will help tremendously in advancing fire protection for our citizens,” added Rep. Travis.  “I am very pleased that these funds are forthcoming, especially because there was intense competition for limited grant money.  I also appreciate the excellent work by our local officials in helping to secure the funds and the department’s attention to this needed project.”

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