CCCDC awards $110K in community grants

The CCCDC met Tuesday evening at Cullman City Hall. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

Updated 9-30-20 Updated headline to reflect $110K, not $104K.

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) met and awarded a total of $110,000 in grants Tuesday night.

The following grant requests were approved:

  • Victim Services of Cullman, Inc. – $12,000 for fire safety building upgrades
  • Good Hope High School – $12,000 for computers and software to produce video and graphics for school news
  • Hanceville Fire Department – $12,000 to purchase new fire hoses
  • Garden City Volunteer Fire Department – $12,000 for two new SCBA units
  • Cullman County PALS – $8,000 for a new trash trailer with winch
  • The Link of Cullman County – $12,000 for its VIPS mentoring program
  • Hope Horses – $12,000 for a barn expansion project
  • Holly Pond Fire and Rescue – $12,000 to purchase radios and upgrade AEDs
  • Cullman Caring for Kids – $12,000 for child abuse awareness/prevention
  • Cullman Elks Club – $6,000 for its Veterans Day celebration at Cullman Regional Airport


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

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W.C. Mann