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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TN Welfare Reform Aims To Put More Money In Needy Families’ Pockets

The Tennessee Legislature, In Concert With Human Services And Gov. Lee Are Looking At Ways To Distribute $730 Million In Reserves In The State’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

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DHS Commissioner Navigates Funding to Tennessee’s Most Vulnerable Residents

The New Commissioner For The TN Department Of Human Services, Commissioner Clarence Carter Is In The Process Of Working With Governor Lee And State Legislators To Finalize The Spending Plan For over $700 Million In Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Funds That Have Yet To Be Used.

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Tennessee Democrats Call For $1B Investment Toward A ‘Path To Recovery’

Tennessee Senate Democrats Are Calling For A $1 Billion Investment In Public Health Clinics, School Renovation, Clean Energy Jobs And Broadband Internet Expansion Ahead Of Gov. Bill Lee’s State Of The State Address Today.

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Lee Proposes Series Of Education Bills Addressing Learning Loss, Literacy Proficiency

Bills Include Proposals To Provide Summer Schools, After-School Tutoring, Requirement For School Districts To Use Phonics-Based Literacy Curriculum & Suspending Test-Related Accountability For Teachers & Schools This Year.

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