Henry County officials have been notified the county will receive a Community Development Block Grant of $420,000 from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TDEC) for fire protection improvements.

Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said on Monday that the grant will be used to provide two new pumper tanker fire trucks for the county's volunteer fire departments.

“These funds play an important role in helping communities across Tennessee prepare for future economic development opportunities and continued growth,” said Bob Rolfe, TDEC commissioner in a press release on Monday.

“I applaud each community for investing in themselves and taking the necessary steps to improve their assets, infrastructure and safety initiatives.”

More than $27.6 million in community block grants were approved by Rolfe and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to be distributed throughout 66 Tennessee communities for the purposes of infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations, and health and safety initiatives.

These grants are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for community projects such as water and sewer improvements, housing rehabilitation, and health and safety projects.

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