Four SW Virginia Cities, Counties Land Block Grants

More than $3.5M in block grants were handed out last week, and some of those funds are headed to SW Virginia.

In all, eight locales were awarded the grants, including Appalachia, Gate City, as well as Wise and Tazewell Counties. The money will go towards everything from water and sewer projects to rehabbing housing projects to business development.

Gate City is getting more than a half-million dollars to rehab seven homes, rebuild two others, and demolish two more as part of the Park St. housing rehab project. That’s in addition to another $40,000 to complete a town-wide housing assessment. Wise County picked up $255,000 for a sewer extension project.