White frustrated by lack of road grant approval

Published 3:26 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2006

By By Kerry Whipple Bean – publisher
County officials hoped that a new provision allowing them to apply for grant money for road paving projects would give them an edge in the latest community development block grant process.
No such luck.
County Administrator Tony Sanks told commissioners Monday that their grant application was denied by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Development.
The county had sought funding to pave several dirt roads throughout the county.
Commissioner Larry White said he was disappointed by the denial.
White said the roads were located throughout Escambia County.
At least one Escambia County project did receive community development block grant funds from ADECA this month.
The Town of Flomaton received $400,000 for sewer improvements.