Ed Whitfield new 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/26/13) – Congressman Ed Whitfield has notified the City of Madisonville, and the Madisonville Fire Department, that he will be in town tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, March 27) at 1:30 PM to present a check to the City of Madisonville for the previously announced federal grant from the 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The federal funds, in the amount of Two Hundred Five Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-nine Dollars ($205,569.00) will assist the Madisonville Fire Department in updating the departments Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units.

Mayor David Jackson stated, “Congressman Whitfield continues to be a strong advocate of our protective services personnel and his lending support to our grant application played an important role in the City of Madisonville being selected for this award. This particular grant program is a highly competitive program with FEMA receiving more than 25,000 applications annually. Through this award the City will leverage a five percent (5%) cash match of $10,819.00 to receive the $205,569.00 in federal funds.”

Congress authorized the Assistance to Firefighters program in 2001 under a bill Co-Sponsored by Congressman Whitfield. Since the program’s inception, the City of Madisonville has been the beneficiary of almost One Million Dollars in federal funds according to Daron Jordan the City of Madisonville Community Development Director.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Daron Jordan
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 18, 2015 9388

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
March 18, 2015 6721

UPDATE: Name of Pedestrian Killed on Western…

by Trooper Stu Recke
March 24, 2015 4799

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4591

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4577

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 3941

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 25, 2015 13717

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

by Trooper Stu Recke
March 09, 2015 12720

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI

Stories Trending Today

March 25, 2015 4591

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4577

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3472

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 2883

Rep Brent Yonts' Letter to TVA concerning…

by Brent Yonts
March 25, 2015 2171

Alleged Speeding in School Zone Ends in DUI Arrest

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 1517

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – March 25,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
March 25, 2015 1436

Greenville Man Charged with Theft of Vehicle

by Wes Miller
March 26, 2015 1220

‘Chasing Rainbow’ Heart Walk Raises Funds for AHA

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 1156

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 25,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 25, 2015 1104

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office