Marion County, Town of Hackleburg receive CDBG grants

MARION COUNTY - The Town of Hackleburg and Marion County will both be receiving Community Development Block Grants to make vital improvements.

Governor Kay Ivey awarded over $18 million in the CDBG grants to counties and municipalities throughout the state Nov. 20, for a wide variety of projects.  Hackleburg is receiving $85,000 to provide improvements along four streets, including widening and paving or sealing.  Marion County will get $350,000 to provide public water service in the Bexar Church area.

“Community Development Block Grants are vital to Alabama communities wanting to raise living standards and improve living conditions for their residents,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to award these grants, and I commend all those local leaders who, by seeking these grants, show they have their communities at heart.”

The competitive grants are awarded annually in several categories, including county, large city, small city and community enhancement. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“As a former mayor, I know how valuable these grants are to communities and I also realize the time and effort that local leaders, planners and residents invest in obtaining funding,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to have a role in this process that will benefit communities all across Alabama.”