Jackson Energy Authority Receives Portion of HUD Grant
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.