Jackson Energy Authority Receives Portion of HUD Grant
By: Jackson Energy Authority on Mar 30, 2016
|Members of Jackson Energy Authority's board and staff, along with Randy Boyd and officials involved in the grant were on hand for the announcement.|
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce that Jackson Energy Authority will receive a portion of the $44.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support disaster recovery and resiliency projects. The grant will fund 10 projects in Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale and Madison counties including projects to restore waterways and floodplains, rehabilitate wastewater systems, and create tourism, recreation, and green spaces. The funds are in response to flooding that occurred in West Tennessee in 2011. Jackson Energy Authority’s portion of the grant is $13.3 million.
Jackson Energy Authority President & CEO, Jim Ferrell stated, “This grant is another example of a positive outcome coming from a very negative event – the floods of 2010 & 2011. This is a 100% funding grant. Grants like this will allow us to make significant improvements to our water and wastewater systems much quicker than we could have done it ourselves.”