(NASHVILLE), October 11, 2019 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) announced today that Campbell County will receive $315,000 through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).   Yager and Powers made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). 

The grant will be used to purchase two ambulances to serve Campbell County.

“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.”

“The safety and security of our communities is a top priority for myself and our local elected officials,” said Rep. Powers. “With this much-deserved funding, Campbell County will be able to provide more resources for our EMS responders so they can continue to keep our citizens safe. Congratulations to our local leaders for securing this grant funding, and I will continue to provide assistance as needed.”

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.