Several Local Non-profits Receive Needed Help with Funding

Sep 09, 2020 at 07:30 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced grant assistance has been awarded to 656 non-profit organizations across the state serving Tennessee communities. These grants are all provided through the new Tennessee Community CARES Program.

TDHS along with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group created the program to invest $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to help with ongoing efforts to address health and economic needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tennessee Community CARES grants announced today range from $25,000 to as large as $2 million. These dollars will fund a variety of activities, including support for individuals or families who’ve experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19, along with assistance for vulnerable populations, housing assistance, food relief, educational support for virtual learning activities, public health activities, and essential supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Locally, The Journey Home, Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Greenhouse Ministries, Journey's in Community Living, the Disovery Center, Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center and the Rutherford County area Habitat for Humanity are just a few of the non-profits that received funding to further help others in our community through the CARES Program in Tennessee.  

See a complete list here. 

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