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Current Grant Projects

Jan 06, 2017


Shelby Brawner, Extension Assistant/Grant Manager

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I wanted to share the ongoing grant projects throughout the state at this time. Each of the following counties have been busy implementing their programs, focusing on various areas depending upon the grant parameters such as healthy living, nutrition, fitness, 4-H club activities, and more. In the coming weeks, I will highlight one county per week so they can share their current happenings and activities.

Health Rocks

There are 18 counties who have the Health Rocks! grant, which began September 1, 2016 and ends August 31, 2017. This program focuses on healthy living and teaching youth the consequences of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. The counties are:

  • Bradley
  • Cannon
  • Clyde Austin 4-H Center
  • Clyde M. York 4-H Center
  • Crockett
  • DeKalb
  • Dyer
  • Grainger
  • Henry
  • Madison
  • McNairy
  • Morgan
  • Robertson
  • Scott
  • Sevier
  • Tipton
  • Union
  • W.P. Ridley 4-H Center
OJJDP

There are four counties who have the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Mentoring grant, which began December 1, 2016 and ends Janu- ary 31, 2018. This program focuses on providing youth with a mentor to establish a mentoring relationship, and they partake in various 4-H activities, educational, and cultural events.      The counties are:

  • Dyer
  • Hardin
  • Madison
  • Scott

There are 10 counties who have the Wal-Mart Youth Voice: Youth Choice (YV: YC) grant, which began September 1, 2016 and ends August 31, 2017. This program focuses on promoting healthy living through nutrition, physical fitness, and safety. The counties are:

  • Bledsoe
  • Bradley
  • Cannon
  • Carter
  • Hancock
  • Madison
  • Morgan
  • Polk
  • Robertson
  • Scott
Walmart
United Healthcare

There are six counties with the 4-H Food Smart Families (FSF) grant through UnitedHealthcare. This program focuses on families who are eligible for or receive SNAP and/or WIC benefits and teach them how to plan, shop, and prepare healthy meals on a budget. The counties are:

  • Bedford
  • Chester
  • Cumberland
  • Giles
  • Monroe
  • Shelby