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Holt Receives $250,000 for Senior Activity Center

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Alabama Department of Economic Development Awards Grant

From the Office of Representative John Merrill

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – State Representative John Merrill announced today that the Holt community in Tuscaloosa County has received a $250,000 block grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to build a Senior Activity Center with a “safe room”. The Senior Activity Center will be located on a portion of the Holt Elementary School site on Crescent Ridge Road.

The funds have been released from available Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds, and Tuscaloosa County is matching the block grant with $157,335, bringing the total amount of money for the Senior Activity Center to $407,335.

The Senior Activity Center will contain a “safe room” to be used in emergencies, specifically in storm-related incidences.

State Representative Merrill personally thanked Probate Judge Hardy McCollum, County Commissioner Gary Youngblood, the entire County Commission, and County Planning Director Farrington Snipes for their outstanding leadership and support in making this possible.

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