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Rep. Travis and Sen. Yager announce fire, sewer improvement grants in Rhea County

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – State Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, and Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, announced today that two Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) have been awarded in Rhea County totaling a combined $1.05 million. Spring City will receive $630,000 for sewer system improvements while Graysville will receive $420,000 for fire department improvements. “Upgraded infrastructure will benefit residents and…

Rep. Ron Travis announces $2 million for broadband expansion in Bledsoe, Rhea counties

State Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, today announced more than $2 million has been awarded in emergency broadband grants for Bledsoe and Rhea counties. The funds were made available through the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund allotment from the federal government. The counties will receive four grants as part of $61 million in emergency broadband package for 62…

Representative Travis Recognizes Bledsoe & Sequatchie County Schools For Improved High School Graduation Rates

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today congratulated both Bledsoe and Sequatchie County Schools for their considerable improvements related to high school graduation rates for the 2017-2018 school year. The districts were among nine across Tennessee that demonstrated some of the most notable gains and overall achievements, improving graduation rates by five percentage points or…

Representative Travis Announces $610,000 In School Safety Funding For District 31 Now Available

(NASHVILLE) —State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today announced more than $610,000 in funding for safety upgrades at academic institutions within District 31 is now available to area schools. The monies are a portion of approximately $35 million in budget funding — $25 million in one-time funding and $10 million in recurring grants — approved as part…

State Representative Ron Travis Recognizes Area Institutions For Earning Reward School Status

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today recognized three academic institutions in District 31 for earning Reward School status from the Tennessee Department of Education. The status is the top distinction a school can achieve in Tennessee. Recipients include approximately 318 schools in 85 districts — 20 percent of the state’s schools — who have…

State Representative Ron Travis Congratulates Area Principals For Selection To Rural Principal Network

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today congratulated the leaders of two area schools — Scott Calahan of Harriman High School and Griffith Elementary School’s William Childers — on their selections to serve as part of the inaugural class of the Tennessee Rural Principals Network. This professional network that includes 52 rural principals from across…

State Representative Ron Travis Announces Grants For Fall Creek Falls & Spring City

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today announced that both Fall Creek Falls State Park and Spring City have been awarded grants by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC). Specifically, Fall Creek Falls will receive a $100,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant to be used for the resurfacing of the lake trail along…

State Representative Ron Travis Congratulates Local School Districts For 2018 TNReady Testing Result

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today congratulated both the Roane County School District and Sequatchie County Schools for achieving Level 5 distinction in all tested subjects as part of 2018 TNReady testing. The majority of Tennessee’s 147 districts met or exceeded growth expectations while 11 earned Level 5 distinction — the highest level of…

State Representative Ron Travis Announces ThreeStar Grant Awards For District 31

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today announced three grant awards from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) totaling $25,000 for House District 31. The monies are a part of TNECD’s ThreeStar Competitive Grant program. The funding will be used for a variety of local programs addressing economic development, efficient government, public…

State Representative Ron Travis Announces Retail Academy Grants For Dunlap & Spring City

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) today announced that the City of Dunlap and the Town of Spring City are the recipients of Retail Academy Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD). The grants assist communities with funding that enables them to participate in the Retail Academy 101 or Retail Academy…

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