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24 08, 2022

Request for Proposals: Empower Upper Cumberland Office Furniture

2022-08-24T13:31:14+00:00August 24th, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on Request for Proposals: Empower Upper Cumberland Office Furniture

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will solicit bids from qualified companies for office furniture with the below specifications: All furniture, excluding chairs, is to be grey in color and wood or laminate material. Companies can submit multiple proposals; however, each individual proposal should be the same brand/style throughout the proposal. [...]

15 08, 2022

Empower Upper Cumberland Hosts First Circles Meeting, Launches First Circles Meeting in Tennessee

2022-08-15T18:41:00+00:00August 15th, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on Empower Upper Cumberland Hosts First Circles Meeting, Launches First Circles Meeting in Tennessee

UCHRA/Empower UC staffers, Heather Thomas and Balinda Westmoreland, go over the rules of Circles meetings and the expectations of all participants. In the months since being named one of seven collaborations selected from across the state to receive $25 million in TANF Opportunity Act funds, Empower Upper Cumberland has hit the ground running; [...]

21 06, 2022

In the News: Highlands Economic Partnership to launch new training center

2022-06-21T20:43:55+00:00June 21st, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on In the News: Highlands Economic Partnership to launch new training center

The following article is shared courtesy of the Herald-Citizen and originally appeared here. UPPER CUMBERLAND – The Highlands Economic Partnership will launch the new Highlands Training Center this winter. Early in the year, the Highlands Economic Partnership, a four-county economic development partnership under the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, along with key community and regional partners, received planning [...]

5 05, 2022

UCHRA, Collaborative Partnership Awarded $25M in TANF Opportunity Act Funds

2022-05-05T17:33:01+00:00May 5th, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on UCHRA, Collaborative Partnership Awarded $25M in TANF Opportunity Act Funds

UPPER CUMBERLAND — The Upper Cumberland collaborative aimed at alleviating poverty in the region - Empower Upper Cumberland - has been selected to receive $25 million in TANF Opportunity Act funds to implement its plan.  Mark Farley, UCHRA Executive Director “The Upper Cumberland is rich in resources and we want all of our [...]

8 04, 2022

Empower UC Presents Project Proposal to State

2022-04-15T04:50:36+00:00April 8th, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on Empower UC Presents Project Proposal to State

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 [...]

6 04, 2022

In the News: Presentations Scheduled to Determine $175 Million in Pilot Program Implementation Grants

2022-04-08T08:27:05+00:00April 6th, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on 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 [...]

23 02, 2022

Bridges out of Poverty & Simulation Day Held

2022-04-08T07:34:12+00:00February 23rd, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on Bridges out of Poverty & Simulation Day Held

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. [...]

13 02, 2022

In the News: Circles USA collaboration with Upper Cumberland, TN Awarded $445,000 in TANF Funds

2022-03-02T16:35:03+00:00February 13th, 2022|News and Events|Comments Off on In the News: Circles USA collaboration with Upper Cumberland, TN Awarded $445,000 in TANF Funds

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 [...]

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