“I have been committed to working for all of the communities in my District since the day I was elected”, said Williams. “The Governor’s office has been a strong ally in that commitment and as a result we now have the opportunity to announce over $448,000 for water and sewer projects in Attalla.”
Community Development Block Grants are administered annually through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) with funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Applications are submitted through ADECA and screened for approval based on need with the Governor’s signature being the final stage in the approval process.
Governor Bentley noted “Senator Williams has been a strong advocate for the needs of his District. I’m happy to partner with him in pursuing improvements to the infrastructure in Attalla with this grant.”
Community Development Block Grants provide a much needed infusion of capital where it is needed most. The end result is designed to be an improvement to the quality of life for the citizens in the receiving area.
“The fact that these funds come in the form of a block grant also provides the local leadership with the opportunity to apply the funds at the local level in the manner they deem best suited to their own community.”
Williams said. “With that in mind the first calls I made were to the current Mayor Jane Phillips and the incoming Mayor Larry Means. I wanted them both to know firsthand about this great news.”
The Town of Leesburg will extend public sewer to Adrian Gwin Drive, Lokey Street, J.T. Mackey Drive and Park Street. 39 households will benefit. Leesburg is providing a cash match of $265,260 to the CDBG request of $350,000.
The City of Attalla will rehabilitate existing sewer on 3rd, 4th, and 5th Streets NW, and 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Avenues NW. Project includes pipe bursting, manhole rehabilitation and reconnection of services. The project will impact 70 households.
Attalla is providing a cash match of $45,000 to the CDBG request of $448,366.
Hokes Bluff will pave several streets. Based on site visits by ADECA, the entire project did not qualify for CDBG funds. The city is providing a cash match of $50,000 to the CDBG request of $329,468. Funding is approved for $164,144.
Williams said, “In all I am pleased to see close to $1 million in infrastructure funding coming to the communities in my Senate District. This means a great deal to me and even more to my constituents.”
Phil Williams represents Etowah County and Cherokee Counties in the Alabama Senate. You may reach Senator Williams by phone at (334) 242-7857 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.