Hartselle to use community development grant on extension of Uncle Hershel Way

City of Hartselle awarded grant to bring new jobs
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 9:21 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2022 at 12:49 PM CDT
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HARTSELLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Governor Kay Ivey awarded a grant to the City of Hartselle to provide new jobs and increase commerce.

The grant totals $300,000 and it is a Community Development Block Grant that will provide the infrastructure required for a Mapco Express on Alabama Highway 36. Gov. Ivey said the grant is important to assist local governments with projects.

“The Community Development Block Grant program assists local governments with funds for projects that will benefit communities and provide jobs,” Gov. Ivey said in a statement. “I am pleased to award this grant to benefit the city of Hartselle.”

The funds will be used to extend Uncle Hershel Way into a full loop that connects with Lando Cain Road.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city is supplying a match of $205,235 for the project.

Editor’s Note: On September 13, WAFF added the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the source of the ADECA administered grant awarded by Gov. Ivey.