Level Plains receives CDB Grant

The City of Level Plains has received a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant, according to Gov. Kay Ivey’s office.

The grant is to provide street and drainage improvements along Faith Street and Phyllis Avenue.

“It’s great because being a small city funds are limited so this is a big win for Level Plains citizens since the funds will allow us to do some street paving and drainage work,” Level Plains Mayor Bruce Grantham said. “This is good for Level Plains.”

Grantham thanked Alabama Rep. Steve Clouse and “everyone who helped us get this grant.”

The grant is part of the $18.7 million in grants that Ivey awarded to 58 Alabama counties. These funds are awarded to enable communities to provide water, improve roads and sewage systems, construct public community buildings and remove blight.

“Community Development Block Grants are vital to Alabama communities wanting to raise living standards and improve living conditions for their residents,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to award these grants, and I commend all those local leaders who, by seeking these grants, show they have their communities at heart.”

The annual grants are administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Other recipients in Dale County include the county itself in the amount of $308,700 to provide public water to 42 households along Dale County Road 21 and Penny Point Road and Clayhatchee in the amount of $127,288 to resurface a section of Providence Lane and improve drainage. 

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