CCCDC awards more than $217K in grants

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The CCCDC awarded more than $217,000 at Monday night’s meeting. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) met and awarded a total of $217,500 in grants Monday night.

The following grant requests were approved:

  • First Source for Women – Educational training supplies ($12,000)
  • Cullman County Public Library – ADA-compliant door ($12,000)
  • Logan Preservation Foundation – Repairs and upgrades to community center ($8,000)
  • Walter Community Center – Replace concrete walk, landscaping ($1,500)
  • Town of West Point – ADA-compliant accessibility to storm shelter ($12,000)
  • Hanceville Library – Lighting and lower ceiling repairs ($10,000)
  • Holly Pond High School – Google Expedition Kit ($12,000)
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran School – Technology updates, computers/Chromebooks ($12,000)
  • Cullman Middle School – SMART boards ($12,000)
  • Cullman Regional Medical Center Foundation – New ambulance ($12,000)
  • Fairview Volunteer Fire Department – Refurbish boat & equip for water response ($12,000)
  • Cullman Area Technology Academy – Chromebooks ($12,000)
  • The Foundry Ministries – Worksite vehicle ($12,000)
  • The Little Pantry – Non-perishable items ($6,000)
  • Hanceville Public Works – Repair and replace culverts ($12,000)
  • Brushy Pond Community Center – Upgrades to building ($12,000)
  • Cullman Swim and Dive Team – New timing system ($12,000)
  • Friends of the Public Library – Non-fiction print and electronic resource materials ($12,000)
  • West Point Volunteer Fire Department – Air cylinders for SCBAs ($12,000)
  • Battleground Volunteer Fire Department – 16 kw fixed generator and storage racks for turnout gear ($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.

To learn more or to submit a grant application, visit http://co.cullman.al.us/cccdc/cccdc.html.

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