NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that Pickett County will receive a $315,000 Community Development Block (CDBG) grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).  The grant will be used for emergency services.

“I appreciate the excellent work done by our local officials in putting together a successful grant application,” said Senator Yager.  “These are very competitive grants.”

CDBG grants are 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.