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UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

UCHRA Executive Director Supporting House Bill For Childcare Scholarships

UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said a proposed state bill that would establish a childcare scholarship program would help the Upper Cumberland’s capacity. The Promising Future Last Dollar Scholarship will pay for the remaining funds families need to enroll a child. Farley said the funding would allow more small facilities to succeed. “It’ll allow our smaller operations to charge what ... Read More »

Low-Income Families Can Apply For Empower UC Feb 15th

The enrollment period for Empower Upper Cumberland begins February 15th. Director Megan Spurgeon shared the start date to local leaders during a UCHRA Policy Council meeting last week. Spurgeon said the pilot initiative will accept up to 800 low-income families to help them move up the economic ladder. “We still have a few more kinks to workout on how that ... Read More »

UCHRA Exec Director Planning Summit Over Opioid Settlement Money

UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said he wants to plan a regional opioid summit on how to spend opioid abatement money. Farley said a lot of communities are already receiving payments from court settlements. Farley said the summit would review how the money can be used. “One of the things that we want to make sure is that our mayors ... Read More »

Farley: Empower Upper Cumberland To Roll Out Next Year

UCHRA Executive Director Mark Farley said he is confident that the newly funded “Empower Upper Cumberland” initiative will be successful. The Human Resource Agency was awarded $25 million in federal funding Thursday to implement a three-year pilot to reduce poverty. Farley said the relationship-based model has worked in multiple other states. “So while we are nervous and we understand there ... Read More »