VOL. 126 | NO. 244 | Thursday, December 15, 2011
4,000 Tennesseans Losing Help From Program
NASHVILLE (AP) – A state program that helped 4,000 Tennesseans faced with sudden disabilities and life-threatening illnesses is being eliminated next July.
The $7.2 million Family Support Grant will be dropped after three years in existence because of state budget cuts.
According to WSMV-TV, every county in Tennessee has shared in grant assistance from the program (http://bit.ly/vZwkCK). The money is distributed by local nonprofit groups.
Tennessee is trying to look for federal dollars to help replace the money lost.
Information from: WSMV-TV, www.wsmv.com
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