MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 grant to help the town of Camp Hill repair its wastewater treatment plant to serve its residents more effectively and bring it into compliance with environmental regulations.
The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be combined with a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded to the town by Gov. Ivey in 2019. The town will use the funds to address inadequacies at the sewage treatment plant that have led to sewage discharge violations.
“The Appalachian Regional Commission has helped eligible Alabama communities, like Camp Hill, address serious issues without placing further financial burdens on the town or its residents,” Gov. Ivey said. “Alabama’s partnership with ARC has produced positive results, and I commend the town of Camp Hill for using the resources available through this partnership to resolve this particular issue.”
The project will improve aerators at the sewage lagoon and replace several sewer pumps. The system serves about 436 households. The town has pledged $35,000 in local funds for the project.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers both the ARC and CDBG programs in Alabama.
“Combining these two grant resources for maximum benefit is economically beneficial and wise,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “I join Gov. Ivey in applauding local leaders for working together to improve the lives of their residents.”
ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments. The agency’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. Thirty-seven Alabama counties, including Tallapoosa County, are part of the ARC region and eligible for funds.
ADECA manages a range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, recreation, energy conservation and water resource management.
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