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Putnam To Front Senior Centers Grant Money For Kitchen Equipment

Putnam County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase kitchen equipment for its senior centers that cannot afford to spend reimbursable grant money. Mayor Randy Porter said the state awarded $30,000 reimbursable grants to every senior citizen center across the state. He said the centers in Baxter, Algood, and Monterey have let him know that they can not afford to spend ... Read More »

Cookeville Applying For Grant To Better Plan Paving Needs

Cookeville will apply for a T-DOT Community Transportation Planning Grant to better plan the city’s street paving needs. Community Development Director Jon Ward said the city could receive up to $200,000. He said the grant will allow the city to see which roads need work done the most, and in what order that work should happen. “This would be an ... Read More »

Community Options To Expand Employment Chances For Those With Disabilities

Community Options will expand employment opportunities for Cookeville residents with disabilities thanks to a grant from the NBA Foundation. Executive Director Kristine Shirley said the funds will help people with disabilities manage the responsibilities of having a job. She said she hopes the money funds technology to help people get rides to work and pays for more staff to help ... Read More »

$630K Block Grant To Fund A Greenway Trail Along Obed River

An ADA-accessible greenway trail along Crossville’s Obed River will be constructed with a $630,000 state grant. Crossville City Manager Greg Wood said the project is part of a much larger trail-building plan. This portion will pave the greenway from Centennial Park to make outdoor activity available for those with disabilities. “We have a large portion retired in the community, both ... Read More »

$4 Million Grant Will Prevent Power Outage At Cookeville Water Plant

A grant of some $4 million will protect Cookeville’s water treatment plant from power outages. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation awarded Cookeville the grant for resource protection. Director of Water Quality Control Barry Turner said the department will use the money to move overhead power lines underground and install a generator. “This project not only gets a generator ... Read More »

Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum To Receive New Roof With Grant

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum will get a new roof, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Tennessee State Museum. Museum Manager Ren Sexton said the roof has been susceptible to leaks over the past few years, but the museum did not have the funds to replace it. Sexton said that like all old historical buildings, the problem will only ... Read More »

UCHRA Excited About New Grant Opportunity Regarding Childcare Facilities

UCHRA eager to see how a new state grant opportunity to will play out in terms of addressing needs for childcare facilities. The Community Child Care Hub Pilot Grant will make available up to $5 million to help develop and establish locally managed childcare administrative hubs that will support networks of newly licensed childcare locations. Executive Director Mark Farley said ... Read More »

Byrdstown Using Planning Grant To Update Waterline Maps

Byrdstown utilizing a $50,000 planning grant to update its waterline maps. Mayor Sam Gibson said this came about as a need after the town acquired the Pall Mall Utility District a few years ago. He said they made good strides to update the maps, but there is more to be done. “Most places we have like a big map showing ... Read More »

HRS Awarded $2.5 Million For New “Redbud Village” Development

Highlands Residential Services has received $2.5 million in state housing funds for a future master plan development. Redbud Village would bring 20 units to the housing authorities inventory. Executive Director Dow Harris said the grant means half of the Cookeville project is now funded. “That starts to get us close to making this development actually a reality,” Harris said. “There ... Read More »

Pickett Applies For Housing Grant To Assist Low-Income Families

Pickett County applying for $500,000 in grant funding to help residents in need of home repairs. County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the state shares the funds to help with housing needs for low-income families. “They may have a house that is beyond repair, and they may be eligible for that house to be torn down and a new house built,” ... Read More »