Senator Janice Bowling announces $30,000 in grant funding for six local senior centers
State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) today announced that six senior centers in Senate District 16 will benefit from a combined $30,000 in grant funding through the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD). The district consists of Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren, and Warren Counties.
“This is great news for the many seniors who are served by these centers,” said Sen. Bowling, who supported the grant funding. “Their work has enriched the lives of many local citizens. I congratulate them for receiving these grants and for a job well done.”
The General Assembly approved a total of $400,000 in the 2021-2022 budget to TCAD for distribution to senior facilities across the state. The overall goal is to improve the quality of life and support the independence of Tennessee’s aging population.
The centers receiving the $5,000 grants in Senate District 16 include the Franklin County Senior Center, Gruetli-Laager Senior Center, McMinnville / Warren County Senior Center, Sequatchie County Senior Center, Fall Creek Falls Community Senior Center and Whitwell Senior Center
Centers were selected to receive awards through a competitive grant and application process. The grants can be used for outreach and education programs, to cover the cost of routine operating expenditures, capital projects, as well as programs and activities.