Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

UCHRA receives CSBG Recovery Acts Funds

Community
Outreach / Resource Development
Manager
The Upper Cumberland
Human Resource Agency
(UCHRA) is receiving additional
funding in the amount
of $1,239,054.00 for the Community
Service Block Grant
(CSBG) Program through the
American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act. “We are
pleased to receive much
needed funding to help people
in the Upper Cumberland in
every way possible as they
strive to get and maintain
jobs, have money for food,
housing and other basic necessities
for maintaining a
family, and as they try to stay
healthy,” stated Phyllis Bennett,
Executive Director,
Upper Cumberland Human
Resource Agency. According
to the program guidelines, the
funding will allow individuals
that meet the income guidelines,
for example a family of
four would be able to make
$44,000 annual income or
$3,675 per month, to participate
in the five different program
areas as follows:
assistance will be available to
enhance the securing and retaining
of meaningful employment;
nutrition services will
be available to counteract conditions
of starvation and malnutrition
among low-income
individuals; emergency services
will address immediate
and urgent family and individual
needs; the housing category
will assist in obtaining
or maintaining adequate
housing and a suitable living
environment; and health
services will address the elimination
of disease, injury and
malnutrition that are not paid
for by other sources. “During
these difficult economic times,
the CSBG program has received
more calls for helping
individuals that has ever been
experienced by the Agency,”
according to Lee Webb, Community
Services Director,
Upper Cumberland Human
Resource Agency.
Low income and individuals
that meet the eligibility
requirements may learn more
about the program by contacting
the Pickett County
UCHRA Office located at
Pickett County Community
Center, 105 South Main
Street, Room # 6, 931-864-
6540. “I believe the services
provided through this program
will help the people in
DeKalb County and the other
counties in the Upper Cumberland
Area as they work
through difficult financial
times. The Upper Cumberland
Area is fortunate to have
the UCHRA staff in each of
the counties to work with the
local people to access much
needed services,” stated Mike
Foster, DeKalb County Executive
and Chairman, UCHRA
Board of Directors.

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