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West Tennessee Rural Planning Organization – Executive Board (WTRPO-EB) and Technical Committee (WTRPO-TC) Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE  A public meeting of the West Tennessee Rural Planning Organization – Executive Board (WTRPO-EB) and Technical Committee (WTRPO-TC) – will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the University of Memphis-Millington Center, 6500 Navy Road, Millington, TN.  The Technical Committee will meet at 10 A.M. and the Executive Board will meet at 1 P.M.   The West Tennessee Rural Planning Organization (WTRPO) is responsible for comprehensive, regional,...

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Department of Environment & Conservation: Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loans are available for the Planning, Design, and Construction Phases of waste water facilities. The funds may be used for all three phases in any combination. Eligible projects include new construction or the upgrading/expansion of existing facilities and may encompass wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, force mains, collector sewers, interceptors, elimination of combined sewer overflows, and/or nonpoint source pollution remedies. To download the application...

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Delta Regional Authority Invest Millions into the West Tennessee Economy

Delta Regional Authority leverages public, private investments to help grow economic opportunity in West Tennessee NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill, together with public and private partners, today announced nearly $100 million in new investments into strengthening infrastructure, supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs, and attracting new companies to West Tennessee. A full list of the investments is provided below. The investments, a...

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USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant (HPG)

The USDA Rural Development office in Nashville awarded MAAG a $45,000 grant through its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) Program.   This grant program promotes homeowner repairs, and these funds will be used along with THDA weatherization funds from Delta HRA and THDA emergency repair from MAAG.  USDA Rural Development presented MAAG with the $45,000 grant award on September 21st at the home of Dorothy Cordle, in Brighton, TN.

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DRA announces State Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)

The Delta Regional Authority has announced the State Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) for 2016 supporting the Delta region in workforce, small business, and infrastructure. State and local governments, public bodies, and nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. In 2015, DRA invested $1.3 million in nine projects leveraging $21 million of public and private investments for West Tennessee’s communities. Communities and organizations interested in applying can learn more by visiting...

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MAAG’s Executive Director to provide professional service to American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Team program

MAAG’s Executive Director, Ralph Moore, will be providing professional services to the American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Team program.    The APA organizes volunteer planning teams tailored specifically to a community’s needs. Their members offer their time and expertise to people and places where additional resources are needed to reach a shared vision for their future. APA pairs a multidisciplinary team of expert planning professionals from around the country...

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CEDS Meeting Information

The Memphis Area Association of Governments announces the creation of a steering committee for the purpose of developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) funded by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The purpose of CEDS is to provide a strategy driven plan for regional economic development.  CEDS is the result of a regionally-owned planning process designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency...

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Grants Training in Memphis, TN – December 3-4, 2015

Memphis Police Training Academy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Memphis, December 3-4, 2015.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Click here for full event details. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged...

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Tennessee’s Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties of 2015

Nashville, TN (October 30, 2015) – The Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT) announced Thursday its annual list of most threatened historic Tennessee sites, including the Bonnie Kate Theater in Elizabethton, Memphis’ Marine Hospital, and Nashville’s Hillsboro Village. “The Ten in Tenn are the ten most endangered historic properties in Tennessee.  Our listing them raises public awareness and helps local groups in their efforts to raise funding to preserve them for future generations,”...

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Memphis Area Association of Governments and EDGE create partnership to enhance economic development for the region

Memphis, TN – On October 22, 2015, the Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) and the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) Industrial Development Board of the City of Memphis and County of Shelby, Tennessee entered a partnership to promote economic growth and prosperity in West Tennessee. “We are excited to partner with MAAG to better our region,” said Reid Dulberger, President and CEO of EDGE. “Both our organizations strive to...

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“The folks at MAAG have been a real asset for the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. The assistance they provided with our DRA grant was immeasurable. Without it, I doubt if we could have pulled it off. The staff is passionate about their work and their commitment to making the
Memphis Region a better place is most evident.”

John Threadgill - President, Bartlett Area Chamber