(NASHVILLE), October 2019 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) announced today that Scott County will receive a total of $761,749 through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).   The lawmakers made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). 

Scott County is receiving $305,912 to purchase one new ambulance and four new cardiac monitors, and the city of Huntsville is receiving $455,837 for sewer system improvements which will include the repair and rehabilitation of force main, sewer lines, manholes, and service laterals in the Huntsville sewer system.   

“Having access to ambulance services can be a matter of life or death,” said Senator Yager, who strongly supported the grant application.  “I am pleased this grant will support emergency response efforts.  Both grants reflect a greater investment in the infrastructure of our community, making it a safer place to live and work. Congratulations to the local officials who submitted an outstanding application.”

“I am pleased that our Department of Economic and Community Development is making this important investment in our growing community,” said Rep. Keisling. “These funds will address community needs and improve the quality of life for our citizens. Congratulations to our local leaders for securing this funding. It was an honor to support their efforts.”

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.