Huntingdon to apply for new CDBG funds

In a three-minute council meeting, Huntingdon Town Council members took care of the one item that was on the agenda. Vice Mayor Tim Tucker presided in the absence of Mayor Dale Kelley. The mayor came home Jan. 29 from Vanderbilt Medical Center where he had surgery on Jan. 13. 

A resolution passed that said an application would be submitted requesting Fiscal Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount not to exceed $600,000, plus any eligible Three-Star bonus allowance. This would be used for a sewer system improvement project. The town will be responsible for the local cash match that will be provided in full by the utility fund account.

The vice mayor reminded council members that elected officials are required by the Ethics Reform Act of 2006 to file a Statement of Interest with the Tennessee Ethics Commission by Jan. 31. All the council members said that they had completed their forms and had already sent them in.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.

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