Aug 15 2018

Shelby: EDA Awards $2.8M Grant to Brewton

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $2,800,000 to fund infrastructure improvements for the City of Brewton.
“As a result of this grant, the South Alabama region will have the opportunity to foster future growth and economic advancements,” said Senator Shelby.  “I am proud that the City of Brewton is receiving the funding to support necessary water infrastructure improvements, which will enhance the local business community, increase economic diversification, and drive current and future investments.”
The project is expected to create at least 300 jobs and spur $5.9 million in private investment.  The grant will fund the construction of new water and sewer facilities to serve the City of Brewton and outlying areas in the region.  This will include the construction of water and sewer infrastructure that will adequately supply and benefit a new high tech business in the area.  Additionally, it will upgrade and expand the existing services currently available to allow future growth and economic development. 
EDA grants are awarded through a competitive process based upon the applicant’s merit, the applicant’s eligibility, and the availability of funding.