We provide solutions through regional cooperation.

The Upper Cumberland Development District is a governmental agency created by the Tennessee General Assembly to administer regional programs to the 14 counties of the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White. For over 50 years, our organization has been serving the residents of this region by providing solutions through regional cooperation and it is our belief that the 14 counties, along with the many municipalities contained within, are made stronger through regional cooperation and shared resources.

To help the Upper Cumberland region cultivate self-sufficiency and build true wealth through innovation, collaboration, and leadership.

A region abundant in resources, fostering a productive and vibrant life for the people of the Upper Cumberland.

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We strive to improve the quality of life for people in the UC.

Triple C Machine owes a lot of our success to CAIC. They have been great to work with and it is good to know that small business starting out has people to help get us up and running…I would just like to say thanks to CAIC, my customers, my employees and everyone that has helped me get to this point and we are not finished yet.

Jason Cantrell, Triple C Machine, CAIC Client

Our featured caregiver is 69 years of age and is currently raising 2 great-granddaughters, ages 11 and 8. At the time of referral, she was close to eviction from her low income housing, her only source of income was her social security check. Though all of her health issues and financial issues, she never failed to provide for her great-granddaughters.  Once connected to RCP, the program was able to pay her rent, provide clothes to her granddaughters and provide Christmas gifts for the family through a sponsorship from a private donor. She loves to attend the support groups and is active in all that the program offers. The family is now able to do things through the program that they otherwise would not be able to do.  

Story of a Caregiver, Relative Caregiver Program Client

We have a gentleman who is new to our community. His only means of transportation is the most beautiful blue Huffy bike you’ve ever seen. Fearing we would soon be seeing the blue Huffy on Route 70, I introduced him to the U-Cart system. He is now able to go to Cookeville and do his volunteer work. He is so grateful for the tickets you’ve provided for him. I know when they thank me they are really thanking you and your team, but I gladly take the smiles and hugs!!

Service Center Director, AAAD Client

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office Location

1104 England Drive, Cookeville, TN  38501

P: 931.432.4111


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Title VI Disclaimer

The Upper Cumberland Development District complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), which states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Any person who believes that discrimination has occurred by a state agency on the basis of race, color or national origin, including limited English proficiency (LEP), in violation of Title VI may file a written complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. Complaints may also be filed with the state or federal agency involved, or the United States Department of Justice. For more information, please contact the Upper Cumberland Development District.