Governor Bentley announces $1.6 million development grants to East Alabama communities


CLAYTON, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley announces Thursday he has awarded five grants to east Alabama counties to improve local infrastructure. The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) go to communities in Barbour, Russell, Henry and Bullock counties.

Governor Bentley says, “For the continued community and economic growth improvements must be made, so the infrastructure can sustain the growth.”

Bentley goes on to say in the announcement the CDBG funds go to these areas that would not be able to afford much needed upgrades without them.

“We are proud to be able to award these very important grants to make sure future growth is possible,” the governor says.

The city of Clayton was awarded a $232,199 grant that will be used to resurface parts of Reed Avenue, South Keen Street, Cedar Street, and Holly Street.

The town of Hurtsboro was awarded $306,000 to be used to repave the deteriorating streets including Trent Street, Stovall Street, Daniel Street, Lloyd Street, and Railroad Street.

The city of Abbeville was awarded a $350,000 grant that will be used to implement a housing rehabilitation project in the Ash Drive Target area.

The city of Clio received a $350,000 grant to be used for rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment facility.

The city of Union Springs was awarded a $450,000 grant that will provide improvements to the sewer, drainage and street conditions for 7 streets in the downtown area.

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