Recovery Act Creates 460 New Jobs, Resources Allocated for 50 More
EPA Awards $77 Million for Clean Water and Drinking Water Projects Across Tennessee
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Tennessee $77 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for clean water and drinking water projects across the state.
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that Tennessee will receive more than $4.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use toward clean-up activities at approximately 44 leaking underground storage tank sites across the state. Most of the sites are already known to have had a release of petroleum to the environment and many still contain petroleum underground storage tanks that have been abandoned by their owners without being properly closed.
10 Companies Awarded Grants, Training 1,365 Employees
Funds will Help Preserve Jobs in Tennessee's Nonprofit Arts Industry
NASHVILLE -- Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Arts Commission have announced the recipients of Investing in Tennessee (IIT) grant awards. These funds provide federal assistance for the sole purpose of protecting and preserving jobs in the nonprofit arts sector that are threatened by the current economic downturn. The funds are available as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation. According to Gov. Bredesen, 13 Tennessee arts organizations will receive a total of $326,550 in IIT funds.
Recovery And Reinvestment Act Funds Phase II of I-40 Interchange
Recovery Act Provides Funding for the Tennessee Extended Benefits Program
NASHVILLE – Tennessee will receive $16.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for health center facility and equipment needs, which will increase access to health care for thousands of Tennesseans.
The announcement, made this week by First Lady Michelle Obama, detailed the release of a total of $851 million in grants. Two state-run health centers are among the grant recipients. The Upper Cumberland Primary Care Project will receive $1.4 million and Stewart County Community Medical Center was awarded $349,000.