Cullman County Community Development Commission awards $84,000 in grants

W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune 

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) met Monday evening and awarded a total of $84,000 in grants. 

The following grant requests were approved: 

  •  Good Hope Elementary School – $12,000 for tables and chairs for social distancing 
  • Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation – $12,000 to assist cancer patients in need 
  • Crane Hill Communities Fire and EMS – $12,000 to purchase a LUCAS CPR device 
  • Walter Volunteer Fire Department – $12,000 to purchase turnout gear, rechargeable flashlights, medical equipment, batteries and chargers 
  • Good Hope Fire Rescue – $12,000 for extrication equipment 
  • Logan Fire and Rescue – $12,000 for new turnout gear 
  • Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled – $12,000 for fees associated with shipments of Walmart returns 

Requests from Parkside Elementary School, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Inc., Curt’s Closet, Holly Pond High School Band, Greerbillies Campground and Liberty Learning Foundation were declined. 

CCCDC members are: 

  •  Cherrie Haney – chairman, appointed by the legislative delegation 
  • Joe Golden – appointed by Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Fairview 
  • Josh Speakman – appointed by Rep. Scott Stadthagen, R-Hartselle 
  • Olen Carney – appointed by Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope 
  • The seat to be appointed by Sen. Garlan Gudger, previously filled by Cherrie Haney, is currently open. 

The CCCDC attempts to maintain a $100,000 balance in its account. The group started the evening with a reported $172,073. The grants issued left $88,073 in available funds. 

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W.C. Mann