HUNTSVILLE — Scott County may not have to return a $350,000 home rehabilitation grant, after all.
It was believed that the county would have to return its $350,000 H.O.M.E. grant after declining a state recommendation to opt into Tennessee’s building codes program for residential construction. However, there may be a couple of options available.
Mitch Loomis, a grant-writer employed by the East Tennessee Development District, informed Scott County Commission Monday evening that legislation may be in the works to assist Scott County and other counties in a similar predicament, allowing the home rehabilitation grant funding to be utilized even if those counties have not opted into the state’s codes program.
The complete story can be found in the March 9, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.