City of Sebree Receives $910,827 Community Development Block Grant

Press Release - 02/25/2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2019) – The Department for Local Government (DLG) has announced a $910,827 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Sebree.

The federal funds will allow the city to replace 8,900 linear feet of existing clay pipe, manholes and appurtenances, as well as add new PVC line to serve four new customers. The pipes currently in place were installed in 1964 and have surpassed their intended life expectancy.

“As the system ages, the City of Sebree becomes increasingly vulnerable to pipe failure,” DLG Commissioner Sandra K. Dunahoo said. “I’m pleased to award these funds to assist with sewer line replacement, which will help reduce public health risk and possible environmental damage associated with sewer overflows.”

In addition to the CDBG funding, the city has secured a $227,707 grant and a $683,121 loan, both from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development.

“I’d like to thank the Department for Local Government and all involved in the securing of this funding,” Sen. Robby Mills said. “Without it, the City of Sebree would have to rely more heavily on ratepayers to fund these important sewer system improvements. I’m appreciative of these grant funds.”

“This critical project will bring relief to households that have been affected by sewer overflows, and improve service for hundreds of our citizens,” Rep. Jim Gooch said. “This investment will have a tremendous impact on our community, and I’m grateful to the Department for Local Government for their support of Webster County.”

About the Community Development Block Grant Program

The CDBG program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.

About the Department for Local Government

Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. To learn more about CDBG and other grant opportunities available through DLG, visit