CCCDC awards more than $100K

(Left to right) Cullman County Community Development Commission Chairman Champ Crocker, Commissioner Bradley Williams and Commissioner Josh Speakman at the CCCDC’s September meeting Monday evening (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) on Monday awarded nine grants, totaling $106,000.

The following grant requests were approved:

  • Sacred Heart School for self-guided student resources $12,000
  • Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration Committee for 2019 Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration $12,000
  • Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled for shipping for supplies $12,000
  • Cold Springs Community Center for parking lot and flooring $12,000
  • North Alabama Agriplex Food for Life Program $12,000
  • Hanceville Fire and Rescue for generator for fire station $12,000
  • Good Hope Middle School for Chromebooks $10,000
  • United Way of Cullman County for funding local agencies $12,000
  • Cullman County Community Corrections for Veterans Court $12,000


CCCDC members are:

  • Cherrie Haney – appointed by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • Joe Golden – appointed by Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview
  • Bradley Williams – appointed by Rep. Corey Harbison, R- Good Hope
  • Josh Speakman – appointed by Rep. Scott Stadthagen, R-Hartselle
  • Champ Crocker, chairman – appointed by the legislative delegation

Funding for CCCDC grants comes from taxes- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in lieu of taxes and beer taxes. Grants are capped at $12,000 and are not issued for more than that amount except under extraordinary circumstances, which must be approved by the legislators.

The CCCDC strives to maintain a $100,000 reserve fund, as advised by the legislators.

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