Tennessee Approves Over $115 Million In Federally-Funded COVID Recovery Projects

Aug 2, 2022 | Political News

Tennessee leadership approved $115.5 million more in federal spending on projects related to coronavirus recovery.

Tennessee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group approved funding for several projects, including more than $51 million to purchase a new retirement management computer program, $32.2 million toward a new Food and Animal Sciences Center at Tennessee State University and $19.4 million to increase the child-care capacities of programs for the Department of Human Services.

The spending was part of $3.7 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act spending that the state will assign to projects in what it calls the Tennessee Resiliency Plan, spending federal funds to help the state recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

After this set of funding approvals, the state has $182.5 million of funding yet to assign.