DeKalb County Gets State Grant for Health Department Renovations

January 28, 2019
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County is getting a state grant for special needs funding to make renovations at the local health department.

The grant is for a total of $146,000 to fund new ceilings and lighting, painting, flooring, and renovation of two restrooms. No local match is required.

County Mayor Tim Stribling sent a letter in December making the request for funding to Deborah Johnson, Regional Director of the Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office in Cookeville.

“The purpose of this letter is to request special needs funding in the amount of $146,000 to support necessary renovations to the DeKalb County Health Department. After extensive review and discussion with Michael Railing, County Health Director, we have determined that the following improvements are needed in the health department. New ceilings and lighting, painting, flooring, and renovation of two restrooms,” said Stribling in the letter.

The contract between the county and the Tennessee Department of Health would be from March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 for $48,180 in fiscal year 2019 and $97,820 for the 2020 fiscal year.