Boyd, Pody announce two $525,000 grants For Cannon County, Woodbury

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NASHVILLE - State Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) and State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) today announced two Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling more than $1 million for water system upgrades in Cannon County and the City of Woodbury.

The funding will assist with the purchase of new water tanks and was allocated under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly based on priorities set at local levels where community needs are best known.

"This investment made by the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development will have a tremendous impact on the people of Woodbury and Cannon County," said Representative Boyd. "There is a critical need for new water tanks in these areas, and I am very excited to see these projects get funded. It was a privilege to work with Senator Pody and many others from TNECD to secure these grant dollars."

"Quality and sound infrastructure is essential to our community as we work to create an environment in our area that is attractive for new businesses to locate here," said Senator Pody. "These grants serve a vital role in the economic development of rural areas across Tennessee and I am grateful for the state's commitment to seeing ­­­­ Cannon ­­­­County and Woodbury succeed."

The CDBG program is administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development. For more information please visit:

Clark Boyd serves as a member of the House Insurance & Banking Committee. He is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and Subcommittee. Boyd lives in Lebanon and represents House District 46, which includes Cannon, and part of Wilson and Dekalb Counties. He can be reached by email at: or by calling (615) 741-7086.

Mark Pody serves as 2nd Vice-Chair of the Senate Energy, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Transportation & Safety, and Senate Government Operations Committees, as well as the Joint Government Operations Judiciary & Government and the Joint Government Operations Commerce, Labor, Transportation, & Agricultural Subcommittees. Pody lives in Lebanon and represents Senate District 17, which includes Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, and Wilson Counties. He can be reached by email at: or by calling (615) 741-2421.

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