The Upper Cumberland was well represented among the first group of presenters tasked with developing innovative strategies to move vulnerable Tennesseans to self-sufficiency as part of the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Opportunity Act. Presenting our proposal to the Families First Advisory Board were Mark Farley, UCHRA Executive Director; Megan Spurgeon, Empower Upper Cumberland Project [...]
In the News: Presentations Scheduled to Determine $175 Million in Pilot Program Implementation Grants
The following article is shared courtesy of Tennessee Department of Human Services and originally appeared here. Tennessee Opportunity Act planning grantees present proposals to support TANF funded programs on local level. NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) in partnership with the Families First Community Advisory Board, will host a 2-day series of pilot program presentations [...]
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The Upper Cumberland has recently formed a collaboration to develop a Poverty Reduction System in our region. This collaboration includes a variety of partners and has recently been named Empower Upper Cumberland. Empower Upper Cumberland, alongside the Putnam County School System, participated in a Bridges out of Poverty and Simulation Day on Wednesday, Feb. 23. [...]
The following article is shared courtesy of Circles USA and originally appeared here. Circles USA’s latest partnership has yielded a big win for the Upper Cumberland region in Tennessee. CUSA consulted with the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) to apply for Tennessee Opportunity Act planning grant, using the Circles model and poverty alleviation innovations at the heart [...]
The Empower UC Collaboration that is writing the $25 million grant through the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Opportunity Act is seeking input from families in the Upper Cumberland. The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback from families in the Upper Cumberland regarding any needs they may have as well as better [...]
In order to move the needle and move clients out of poverty, it will take all of us working together. That’s the message from Mark Farley, UCHRA Executive Director to community partners in attendance for the TANF Opportunity Act collaboration kickoff meeting held Jan. 5. In December 2021, the Upper Cumberland received [...]