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Published: October 18, 2019


TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL LEE AND DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER BOB ROLFE RECENTLY APPROVED $500,000 IN COMMERCIAL FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT GRANTS TO ASSIST TENNESSEE COMMUNITIES WITH DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENTS. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE THE GRANTS WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN DISTRICTS THAT HAVE ACTIVE REVITALIZATION PROGRAMS IN PLACE THROUGH THE TENNESSEE MAIN STREET AND TENNESSEE DOWNTOWNS PROGRAMS. TWO OF THE SIX GRANTEES AWARDED ARE IN OUR AREA; COLUMBIA AND PULASKI WILL BOTH RECEIVE 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THIS IS THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ROUND OF COMMERCIAL FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT GRANTS AND EACH APPLICATION WAS SUPPORTED BY THE COMMUNITY’S SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVES IN THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.