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28 08, 2020

Notice of ESG COVID-19 (ESG-CV) Funding Amendment

2020-08-28T21:15:00+00:00August 28th, 2020|ECD Public Notices, Housing Public Notices, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has released an amendment to the 2019-2020 State of Tennessee Annual Action Plan detailing new COVID-19 CARES Act funding for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The ESG program has received an allocation of $11,148,024 to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 related impacts for persons who are homeless [...]

18 08, 2020

Area Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs Join Congressman Rose in Small Business Town Hall

2020-08-27T20:01:53+00:00August 18th, 2020|Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

Pictured, from left: Mark Farley, UCDD Executive Director; Maegan Smith, Small Business Development Advisor; Tyler Asher, Small Business Development Center Director; and, Britt Aikers, owner of One Hour Martinizing in Cookeville. UPPER CUMBERLAND — Leaders of both the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) and the Small Business Development Center at UCDD joined Congressman [...]

10 08, 2020

UCDD, Regional Partners Announce $1M Grant Award

2020-08-27T14:04:24+00:00August 10th, 2020|Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

BAXTER, TENN. — White House officials, state and local elected officials, community partners, and officials with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration gathered at the Baxter Welcome Center/Depot Monday to celebrate the announcement a $1 million grant award that will provide funding for the extension of a sewer line and water line upgrades [...]

12 11, 2019

Meal Delivery Volunteers Needed

2019-11-12T14:57:33+00:00November 12th, 2019|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News|0 Comments

Do you want to make a difference? Are you concerned about the needs of older and disabled people? Can you work with all types of people? Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, caring, compassionate, and looking to give back to their community by delivering meals to people [...]

4 11, 2019

Senior & Caregiver Expo Attracts Record Number of Attendees

2019-11-04T17:29:00+00:00November 4th, 2019|Area Agency on Aging & Disability, Regional News|0 Comments

The Upper Cumberland Senior and Caregiver Expo held on Tuesday, October 22 at Life Church in Cookeville attracted 920 attendees, breaking the event’s attendance record from the past several years. Organized by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, the Senior and Caregiver Expo [...]

12 08, 2019

Senator Paul Bailey Receives “Legislator of the Year” Award

2019-08-12T14:30:44+00:00August 12th, 2019|Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

Senator Paul Bailey received the "Legislator of the Year" Award from the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) and the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD). Senator Bailey was presented the award on June 7 at the 2019 Grants Conference and Legislative Update held in Cookeville, Tenn. The TDDA is an association of Tennessee's nine development districts, [...]

6 08, 2019

Smith County Leadership Class of 2018 Awarded TN Arts Commission Arts Build Communities Grant for Mural Installation

2019-08-06T14:58:33+00:00August 6th, 2019|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

The Tennessee Arts Commission and the Upper Cumberland Development District are pleased to announce that Leadership Opportunity of Smith County has completed a project with the Arts Build Communities Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Leadership Opportunity of Smith County applied $1,155.50 in grant funds for a mural installation in Carthage which was matched by [...]

29 07, 2019

UCDD and UCHRA Executive Director Appointed to Regional Substance Abuse Advisory Council

2019-07-29T17:16:33+00:00July 29th, 2019|Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

Recently, Mark Farley, Upper Cumberland Development District and Human Resource Agency Executive Director, was appointed to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24-member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic development, private industry, education, state government and other sectors. Members of ARC’s Substance Abuse Advisory [...]

24 07, 2019

UCDD Prepares for Move

2019-07-24T13:27:11+00:00July 24th, 2019|Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

The Upper Cumberland Development District will be moving to their newly constructed facility located at 1104 England Drive, Cookeville, Tenn. in mid-August. The tentative date for opening at their new location is Monday, August 19, 2019. UCDD offices will be closed at their current location at 1225 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville on Friday, August 16th [...]

17 07, 2019

THDA Awards Home Repair Funds to Spencer and Van Buren County

2019-07-17T19:01:13+00:00July 17th, 2019|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Tenn. (July 11, 2019) – Van Buren County and the City of Spencer have each secured a $375,000 HOME program grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to help local families with home repairs.   “With these funds, we have the opportunity to make a significant improvement in the quality of [...]

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