Tuesday May 28th, 2024 3:07AM

White County city to receive federal development grant

By Steve Winslow Anchor/Reporter

Some welcomed financial assistance for job and community growth is heading to a White County city from the U.S. Government, in the form of grants for improvements.

The City of Cleveland received official notification from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) of a $17,987,491 grant to the city.

A press release from the City of Cleveland says the application was approved for wastewater infrastructure improvements to support job creation and economic growth. The City’s project will be funded through the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act from 2023. This provided EDA with additional Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program funds for disaster relief and recovery for areas that received a major disaster declaration for natural disasters occurring in 2021 and 2022. 

City Administrator Kevin Harris says that, “sewer infrastructure and overall capacity is so important to economic growth and housing and I’m proud of the investment that EDA has made in the future of our community.”

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) worked with the City of Cleveland’s Economic Development Director, Tom O’Bryant, to research and complete the application process.

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