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HUD awards more than $600 Million in Recovery Act grants to support community development and job growth

 

Tennessee to receive over $13.2 million; Clarksville $215,046

hudWashington – In the Obama Administration’s continued effort to stimulate community development and job growth, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $620 million to over 500 communities across the country through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). To view the list the full list of grantees receiving funding under this program, visit HUD’s Recovery Act website. Tennessee will receive over $13 million (see attached list).

The Recovery Act made available a total of $1 billion through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. On July 16th, HUD announced the first round of grants under this program to nearly 700 communities, totaling $360 million. With today’s announcement, all $1 billion are now in the hands of communities, working to create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods.

“Today, I am proud to announce that HUD has moved quickly to obligate more than $10 billion in Recovery Act funds,” said Donovan. “Nearly three quarters of our Recovery Act funds are now available to communities across the country and are being put to work creating jobs, making homes more energy efficient, and strengthening neighborhoods.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Martin ArtQuest undergoes renovation; adds animation station

 

fristcenterlogoNashvilleWhen guests venture into the Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery tomorrow morning, they’ll be greeted with a fresh new paint job and new Dale Chihuly graphics in the reading area, a new sink especially designed for children, new technology that includes computers and monitors, an updated Digital Portfolio application and a brand new animation station that invites budding filmmakers to create their own 16-frame animation.

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“It was time for us to freshen up our Martin ArtQuest Gallery,” said Frist Center Director of Education Anne Henderson. “We opened in 2001, and some of our computers in Martin ArtQuest date from those earliest days. Our original technology has served us extremely well, but as quickly as technology is moving these days, it was necessary for us to update the space.”

One of the most exciting elements of the renovation, according to Henderson, is the addition of a new animation station called Imagine/Create/Animate. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, visitors are invited to create 3-4 second animation shorts using provided backgrounds and props or creating their own backgrounds and props in Martin ArtQuest. Each short video is comprised of 16 separate images. «Read the rest of this article»


Crye-Leike REALTORS presents donation to Operation HomeFront

 

crye-leikeThe MidSouth Real Estate firm known for it’s bright red “For Sale” signs has been taking the color associated with its brand in an exciting new direction, raising funds for the troops.

Since Friday July 10, 2009, Crye-Leike, REALTORS agents and employees companywide have worn Red every Friday to show support for the troops. They have been participating in Crye-Leike’s RED FRIDAYS campaign – wearing and selling specially made pins for $3 – to help fundraise for wounded service members and military families.

Crye-Leike, REALTORS Presents Its First Big Check of $3,771 to Operation Homefront. Pictured Left to Right: Romney Hill, Paula Fuller, Rob Hatchett, Operation Homefront Representative Tina Englen, Englen’s son, Jill Solava, Digger Williams, Ben Claybaker, Linda Brock, Joe Lehman, David Thomas.

Crye-Leike, REALTORS Presents Its First Big Check of $3,771 to Operation Homefront. Pictured Left to Right: Romney Hill, Paula Fuller, Rob Hatchett, Operation Homefront Representative Tina Englen, Englen’s son, Jill Solava, Digger Williams, Ben Claybaker, Linda Brock, Joe Lehman, David Thomas.

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