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Cash assistance available to families who lost employment due to COVID-19
Cash assistance available to families who lost employment due to COVID-19

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

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Free grocery distribution this Saturday in Murfreesboro - No Questions Asked
Free grocery distribution this Saturday in Murfreesboro - No Questions Asked

If the head of a household is bringing in $39,000 annually and is married with two children, their weekly take home pay after taxes rings in at $657.05 or $2,628.2‬0 monthly. After one mortgage payment of $950, it drops down to $1,678.20‬ followed by a single car payment of $300 it equals $1,378.2‬0. If you are the only one working and you add into the mix utilities and insurance for your home and auto, you only have $978.20 left each month. This is the scenario many residents are facing. With one week off of work and a skipped paycheck (if your work is paid hourly), the amount falls down to only $321.15 remaining in your bank account. If you have two weeks without work and without pay, your account is suddenly in the negative with no money for food.

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$50 million in grant money now available to organizations that help families break cycles of poverty.
$50 million in grant money now available to organizations that help families break cycles of poverty.

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is opening its Two- Generation (2Gen) grant process today to award up to $50 million in funding to non-profit organizations with experience helping move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.

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