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Over $800,000 in grants coming to Carter County and Elizabethton

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Local Tennessee lawmakers announced Wednesday that $840,000 in Community Development Block Grants will be coming to Carter County and Elizabethton.

Carter County will receive $315,000 to help with the expansion of the existing 911 communications center. Elizabethton will receive $525,000 for water system rehabilitation to replace an aging water line to address water loss in the distribution system.

State senators Rusty Crowe and Jon Lundberg along with state representatives John Holsclaw and Timothy Hill made the announcement Wednesday. The grants are administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The lawmakers issued the following statements below:

"This kind of investment in infrastructure is very important to the well-being of our citizens and the overall economic development of our county," said Senator Crowe. “I appreciate the work of local officials in Carter County and Elizabethton to secure these grants.”

“I am pleased that Carter County will receive these grants to enhance our community and create more opportunities for economic development,” said Senator Lundberg. “Congratulations to local officials for their work in bringing these grants to our community.”

“This investment made by TNECD is tremendous news for our citizens,” said Representative Hill. “These funds will enhance vital services provide to our community during emergency situations. I am pleased to have supported our local officials in their efforts to secure these grant dollars, and I look forward to our continued partnership in the years ahead.”

“I am grateful to Commissioner Rolfe for his investment in our community,” said Representative Holsclaw. “These monies will improve the health and quality of life of our residents, and I congratulate our community leaders for securing this important funding.”

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