More News on the Federal Funding Flow into TN

$4 Million for Rural Development
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, and USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode were at the Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens on Thursday morning for the announcement of more than $3 million in USDA Rural Development funding that will be provided to 14 organizations and governmental bodies in east Tennessee for various projects. (Full story in Johnson City Press)
$5.4 Million for River Bank Repair
Metro Nashville received $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a project to secure the riverbank in the Waterford subdivision. The city is contributing $600,000, a required match. The project will help 40 homes and is scheduled to begin next month, with a November completion date. (Full story in Tennessean.)
$1.4 Milllion for Suicide Prevention
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health has been awarded a grant of more than $1.4 million to fight suicides by youths. The grant, over three years, was made by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It will be used to increase the skills of individuals who work with high-risk youths. The money also will go toward follow ups with youths who have made suicide attempts. The grant is targeted toward ages 10 to 24. (Via the AP)

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