Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association Receives Grant

State Senator Janice Bowling

State Senator Janice Bowling

Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced this week that the Tullahoma South Jackson Civic Association has received a $9,200 grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission in the category of Partnership Support. The grant is made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“The arts do have a positive impact on our community and the effects certainly trickle down: the creative thinking skills of students are improved, our local culture is communicated through various mediums, and the community’s beauty is enhanced for our residents and visitors,” said Senator Bowling.
“Tennessee is very fortunate to have elected leaders who support our communities through investments in arts and cultural assets,” said Anne B. Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The Arts Commission will award approximately 1,000 community grants in both urban and rural areas through the 2016 fiscal year, totaling $5.3 million. The allocation process involves a review by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full 15-member Commission.