CCCDC distributes grants to area agencies and schools

Cullman County Community Development Commission board members Josh Speakman and Cherrie Haney with Cullman Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Martin, Chief Brian Bradberry and Assistant Chief Darren Peeples (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) board members Cherrie Haney and Josh Speakman distributed grant checks Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Cullman County Economic Development office.  

Recipients included:  

  • Cullman Fire Rescue- for water rescue equipment 
  • Sardis Volunteer Fire Department- for LUCAS CPR device 
  • Joppa Volunteer Fire Department- for 12 P25 two-way radios 
  • Fairview Middle School- for 32 new computers 
  • Industrial Development Board- for OTR graders 
  • Cullman County Bosom Buddies- for assisting cancer patients 
  • Cullman County Public Library- for the Bookmobile 
  • The Foundry Ministries- for high tunnels for crops 
  • Grandview Community Center- for air-conditioning units for voting area 
  • Cullman Elks Lodge- for this year’s Cullman County Veterans Day Celebration 
  • Vinemont High School- for new Chromebooks 
  • White City Community Center- for building materials 

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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