Tennessee Awards $162.7M In Broadband, Digital Grants

Tennessee Announced Another $162.7 Million In Broadband And Digital Grants Recently. That Makes $715 Million That The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Has Awarded In Recent Years.

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America’s Trust In Media Falls To An All-Time Low (Op-Ed By William Haupt III)

Although Media Has Failed As Watchdogs Over Government, On-Line Nonprofit News Networks Have Enabled The Nation To Continue Talking To Itself About Politics. These Dedicated Journalists Have Filled The Gap Created By Print And Tv Media. If You Rely On Social Media, The Fishwrap, Or TV News To Keep You Informed About Politics And Government, You Are Living In Dorothy’s Fantasy Land Of Oz. It Is Time To Return To The Real World If You Care About Your Freedoms And Liberties.

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Tennessee Assigns $63M In Federal Funding For Water Infrastructure Grants

Tennessee Will Be Sending $63 Million In Federal Funds To 20 Different Water Infrastructure Projects. The Funds Are Part Of $3.7 Billion In American Rescue Plan Funds Sent To The State.

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How Tennessee Has Assigned Its $3.7B In Federal Pandemic Recovery Funds

Tennessee Has Now Assigned All $3.7 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Funds Across The State, With The Largest Portion Going To The State’s Most Populous County, Davidson.

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Tennessee To Hand Out $185M In Broadband Grants With Federal Funds

Tennessee Plans To Hand Out $185 Million In Broadband Grants From Federal Funds Assigned To The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development.

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Audit Finds Dyer County Schools Gave Unauthorized Bonuses To Administrators

An Audit From The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Found That Dyer County Schools Gave More Than $60,000 In Ineligible Bonuses To Administrators Out Of Federal Pandemic Grant Funds. The School District, Meanwhile, Contends That The Bonuses Were Approved By The State Department Of Education During The Grant Process.

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Tennessee Private Schools Could Get $60 Million In Leftover Pandemic Relief Funds

Tennessee Is Taking Steps To Ensure That Private Schools Get The Opportunity To Receive Nearly $60 Million In Unused Federal Covid Relief Funds Set Aside For Them In 2021.

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Small Step Forward For Intervention In Nashville Homeless Encampments

Following A Consistent Nearly Year-Long Effort By A Nashville Grassroots Group Pushing For A Large Homeless Encampment To Be Cleaned Up, An Announcement Has Finally Arrived That The Encampment Will Be The First In The Area Prioritized For Intervention.

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TN Shifts Learning Loss Programs To Stimulus Funding, Moves Road Projects To State Funds

Tennessee Plans To Spend $102 Million Of Its $3.7 Billion American Rescue Plan Allocation On A Learning Loss Intervention Program For Tennessee Students. It Was Recommended That The $25.5 Million Annual Total Of State Funds “Be Re-Invested Into New Educational Expenses Incurred.”

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COVID Relief Funds Paid For ‘Equity Warriors,’ CRT Lessons In Public Schools

Top Republicans In The U.S. House Are Pursuing An Investigation Into Reports That Federal Tax Dollars Designated For Covid-Related Learning Loss Were Spent To Promote “Equity Warriors,” Critical Race Theory Programming And More At Local Schools.

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