TN Officials Award $175M In Grants For Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Pilot Program

Tennessee Announced An Award Of $25 Million A Piece For Seven Groups As Part Of A $175 Million Grant Process For Three-Year Pilot Programs With Federal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Funds.

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Lee Signs Act To Reinstate SNAP Benefits Work Requirement Into Law

On May 3rd, 2022, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signed An Act That Reinstates A Work Requirement For Most Individuals In The Volunteer State That Are Receiving Temporary Government Assistance.

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TN’s Public School Funding Overhaul Passes Key Committees, Heads To Full House And Senate

A Bill That Would Rework How Tennessee Funds Its Public Schools Passed Two Key Committees On Tuesday And Will Now Head To The Full House And Senate.

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Presentations Scheduled To Determine $175 Million In Pilot Program Implementation Grants

The Tennessee Department Of Human Services In Partnership With The Families First Community Advisory Board, Will Host A 2-Day Series Of Pilot Program Presentations From 17 Public-Private Partnerships, Vying For $175 Million In Implementation Grants.

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Tennessee DHS Begins Pilot Program Process to Spend Excessive Reserve Of Federal Funds

The Tennessee Department Of Human Services Is Beginning The Process Of Giving Out Millions Of Dollars That Have Been Sitting In A Reserve Fund. The Money Will Eventually Go To Seven Different Partnerships Intended To Help Underprivileged Families.

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Tennessee Will Put $180 Million In Public-Private Welfare Program

Tennessee Officials Have Said They Will Be Allocating $180 Million In Grants For Public-Private Partnerships To Create Welfare Programs. The Funds Will Be Given Through 2025 For Programs That Help Low-Income Tennessee Families Become Self-Sufficient.

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Tennessee Officials Held Private Budget Meeting Over Federal Covid Funds

On Wednesday, September 1, Tennessee Officials Held A Private Budget Hearing Regarding New Federal Covid Aid. Different State Departments Pitched Ideas On How The $3.8 Billion In Funds Should Be Spent. A Second Private Meeting Was Held On Thursday But Neither Was Publicized.

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Tennessee’s TANF Board Looks To Build Sustainability

Tennessee’s Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Advisory Board Is Examining How To Use Some Of The State’s $730 Million In Excess TANF Funds To Create Meaningful Programs For The State’s Neediest Residents.

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Many TN Economic Indicators Trend Up, While Other Are Mixed

How Is Tennessee’s Economy Doing? A Lot Of It Is Doing Well When Compared To The COVID-19 Lows On Many Economic Indicators Such As Employment But Other Items Are Troubling, Such As There Being 40% Fewer Small Businesses In Tennessee.

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