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From the Office of Senator Phil Williams

State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City), in conjunction with the office of the Governor, the Honorable Robert Bentley, is pleased to announce a number of large grants for Senate District 10, including a significant Community Development Block Grant for the City of Attalla.

“I have been committed to working for all of the communities in my District since the day I was elected”, said Williams. “The Governor’s office has been a strong ally in that commitment and as a result we now have the opportunity to announce over $448,000 for water and sewer projects in Attalla.”

Community Development Block Grants are administered annually through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) with funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Applications are submitted through ADECA and screened for approval based on need with the Governor’s signature being the final stage in the approval process.

Governor Bentley noted “Senator Williams has been a strong advocate for the needs of his District. I’m happy to partner with him in pursuing improvements to the infrastructure in Attalla with this grant.”

Community Development Block Grants provide a much needed infusion of capital where it is needed most. The end result is designed to be an improvement to the quality of life for the citizens in the receiving area.

“The fact that these funds come in the form of a block grant also provides the local leadership with the opportunity to apply the funds at the local level in the manner they deem best suited to their own community.” Williams said. “With that in mind the first calls I made were to the current Mayor Jane Phillips and the incoming Mayor Larry Means. I wanted them both to know firsthand about this great news.”

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Aside from the grant for Attalla Williams was also able to announce similar grants for the citizens of Hokes Bluff and Leesburg, both in his Senate District. ADECA grants for road improvement and sewer infrastructure were granted for those municipalities as well.

Williams said, “In all I am pleased to see close to $1 million in infrastructure funding coming to the communities in my Senate District. This means a great deal to me and even more to my constituents.”

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