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Grants provide computers, training to rural counties

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Ten rural communities in the Tennessee Valley will get their share of one and half million dollars for local libraries.

The money comes from several grants: $1.1 million from the state and $400,000 in federal money.

The grants will be used to purchase computers and fund job training courses in rural communities across Tennessee.

"Now rural communities across Tennessee will have greater access to the technology their citizens need to be more competitive and successful in the workplace," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "Our work to obtain the first-class equipment and training for citizens in some of the hardest-hit local economies in our state will yield great benefits across Tennessee.

The grant recipients in the Tennessee Valley are:

City

County

Total Grant

Altamont

Grundy

$16,013

Athens

McMinn

$21,622

Dayton

Rhea

$21,622

Decatur

Meigs

$21,622

Ducktown

Polk

$16,013

Dunlap

Sequatchie

$16,013

Jasper

Marion

$21,622

Monteagle

Grundy

$16,013

Pikeville

Bledsoe

$16,013

Sweetwater

Monroe

$21,622

Grand Total

 

$188,175 

 

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