USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT TO TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS WILL ASSIST WORKFORCE READINESS IN CHESTER, DECATUR, HENDERSON & PERRY COUNTIES
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded the Tennessee Board of Regents a $250,000 Rural Community Development Initiative grant to improve educational and workforce readiness in four rural counties. TBR, which governs Tennessee’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, will work with the National Rural Education Association (NREA) and five local school systems to provide financial and technical assistance to improve community and economic development in Chester, Decatur, Henderson and Perry counties. The school districts are the county school systems in those four counties, plus Lexington City Schools.
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