Cost Share Funds Support Farmers Markets, Agricultural Fairs and Educational Projects
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens today announced cost share awards totaling nearly $1.9 million to help support 36 projects to improve agricultural fairs, farmers markets and educational facilities in rural and urban communities across Tennessee.
Cost share awards for community agricultural projects are part of the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program established in 2005 by Governor Bredesen and funded by the Tennessee General Assembly to spur agricultural development in the state.
“More than ever, it is important we support agricultural development projects in our rural and urban communities,” said Governor Bredesen. “Agriculture is an important economic engine and these investments support educational and market development activities that will strengthen our rural economy.”
NASHVILLE – With the predicted heat index at or above 100 degrees for the remainder of the week, Tennesseans need to make wise decisions to protect themselves and their children from heat-related illnesses, especially as the 2010-2011 school year begins in some counties across the state.
Program Allows More Tenneseeans to Receive Long-Term Care Services in the Home
NASHVILLE — TennCare officials announced today the launch of the TennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Care program in East and West Tennessee, completing the statewide restructuring of long-term care service delivery within TennCare. The CHOICES program offers more home-based options for meeting the long-term care needs of the state’s elderly and adults with physical disabilities, reducing reliance on more costly nursing facility care. It also offers a simpler process for accessing these more economical services.