State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) and State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced a $42,750 Infrastructure Planning Grant has been awarded to the Town of Oneida.
The monies are a part of the Rural Economic Opportunity (REO) Fund, which is designed to better address the unique water and sewer needs of our rural Tennessee counties—particularly in our distressed communities with financially distressed water systems.
Grant funding will help these utility districts better serve their customers, develop capital improvement plans and develop better applications for funding to assist with additional upgrades. Funds can be used for water loss studies and the investigation and/or system mapping for water or wastewater systems.
“This grant announcement is tremendous news for our citizens because it will help our local leaders study water and sewer issues in our communities so we can better serve our citizens,” said Representative Keisling. “I am pleased to have supported efforts securing this funding because I know it will improve the health and overall quality of life for our residents.”
“I am pleased to join Representative Keisling to announce this important grant for Oneida,” said Senator Yager. “It will result in infrastructure improvement which means a more efficiently run system. Congratulations to Oneida officials for recognizing the need and submitting a professional application.”