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 http://co.cullman.al.us/cccdc/cccdc.html.
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