Over One-Million in Grants Coming for Water System Improvements

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Two Community Development Block Grants totaling more than $1 million dollars for water system upgrades in Woodbury and Cannon County were announced today by State Representative Clark Boyd and State Senator Mark Pody.
The funding will assist with the purchase of new water tanks and was allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly based on priorities set at local levels where community needs are best known.
“This investment made by the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development will have a tremendous impact on the people of Woodbury and Cannon County,” said Representative Boyd. “There is a critical need for new water tanks in these areas, and I am very excited to see these projects get funded. It was a privilege to work with Senator Pody and many others from Tennessee Dept of Economic and Community Development to secure these grant dollars."
“Quality and sound infrastructure is essential to our community as we work to create an environment in our area that is attractive for new businesses to locate here,” said Senator Pody. “These grants serve a vital role in the economic development of rural areas across Tennessee and I am grateful for the state’s commitment to seeing ­­­­ Cannon ­­­­County and Woodbury succeed.”
The Community Development Block Grant program is administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development. For more information please visit: https://www.tn.gov/ecd