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PCSO Expanding Jail Kitchen And Purchasing Body Scanner Through Grant

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has received a some $543,000 state grant with no match required. Sheriff Eddie Farris said the money will allow multiple improvements to go along the new jail expansion. The main project being an expansion to the kitchen. “When we add these other 500 additional beds that the additional cost is going to consist of, certainly ... Read More »

Fentress Pursuing $461K In Grants For Confinement Facilities

Fentress County is pursuing some $461,000 worth of equipment through an ELC grant for confinement facilities. Executive Jimmy Johnson said that the grant would cover things from HVAC system upgrades to a new X-Ray metal detector. “The person will walk up on this, they’ll turn just like an x-ray when they’re going to the doctor’s,” Johnson said. “There’ll be no ... Read More »

Cumberland To Allocate ARP Money To Address Broadband Issues

Cumberland County will consider allocating some $3 million of its ARP funds for broadband expansion. Mayor Allen Foster said that the budget committee approved a resolution for the money in hopes of addressing a major need in the community. “Broadband in Cumberland County, we have a real serious problem here,” Foster said. “I’ve met with everybody on the local, state, ... Read More »

Fentress Commission Approves Grant Application To Housing Agency

Fentress County Commissioners voted Monday to submit an application to the Tennessee Housing Agency’s 2022 Grant Program. County Grant Writer Amanda Mainord said that the county could get up to $500,000 to help low-income, elderly or disabled citizens get important home repairs. “Windows, roofs, HVAC systems,” Mainord said. “And this grant which is different from the last one we worked ... Read More »

HRS Residents Receiving Free Rent Through THDA Grant

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency will be paying rent for many Highland Residential Services residents starting next week. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said the state organization received enough federal grant money to offer the assistance for at least a year. “It’s certainly huge for our tenants, but it’s a big deal for us, too,” Cassetty said. “Because instead of ... Read More »

Putnam Applying For Almost $500K Grant For COVID Mitigation In Jail

Putnam County will apply for an almost $500,000 grant through the Department of Health for the county jail system. Mayor Randy Porter said that the money will be used to help with COVID mitigation. “To spread the inmates out more, to change out HVAC systems and so forth,” Porter said. “It can only be spent here on our jail system ... Read More »

Volunteer Behavioral Health Receives $900K Grant For School Mental Health Services

Volunteer Behavioral Health was the recipient of a $900,000 state grant to expand mental health services in schools. Senior VP of Operations Sejal West said the expansion will cover new child development specialists for its Behavioral Health Liaison and Project BASIC programs. “And they will work closely with the teachers in the school and with the children,” West said. “So ... Read More »

Cookeville Named A State Grant Recipient For Site Development

The City of Cookeville will receive at least $25,000 in state grant money to complete due diligence studies at the Lemon-Farris Industrial Site off Highway 111. The city is one of 12 recipients of state grant monies that total more than $8 million for site development. Economic Development Coordinator Melinda Keifer said that while it’s not the full amount the ... Read More »

Overton EMS Receives Grant To Purchase CPR Devices

Overton County EMS has received a new $71,000 federal grant. Ambulance Services Director Jim Morgan said that the ARP funding will allow the department to purchase new LUCAS chest compression devices. “They kind of help the crews perform CPR in the back of the ambulances,” Morgan said. “So you can actually do it with the device and one person and ... Read More »