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Opp receives $450K for sewer project

The city of Opp received $450,000 to provide sewer line improvement to one of its streets.

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the award as part of $18.7 million awarded to 58 communities through the Community Development Block Grant program.

The funding will allow 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 competitive grants are awarded annually in several categories including county, large city, small city and community enhancement. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“As a former mayor, I know how valuable these grants are to communities and I also realize the time and effort that local leaders, planners and residents invest in obtaining funding,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to have a role in this process that will benefit communities all across Alabama.”

For Opp, the money will make the sewer improvements along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive from Cannon Drive to Hardin Street.