Yager and Travis secure $4,870 grant for MainStreet

Art Crafters on Market Street is one of the many art centric shops in MainStreet Dayton (photo:ElmerHarris/RheaReview)

Senator Yager and Representative Travis announce $4,870 grant for Rhea County’s MainStreet Dayton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) and Representative Ron Travis (R- Dayton) announced today that an arts grant has been awarded to Rhea County’s Main Street Dayton from the Tennessee Arts Commission.  The $4,870 grant is made possible through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates.

“I am very pleased this grant has been awarded to Main Street Dayton,” said Senator Yager.  “Dayton has a vibrant Main Street community.”

“Tennessee is fortunate to have elected leaders who appreciate the importance of our vibrant arts and cultural heritage,” said Ann Pope, Executive Director of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

According to Pope, the Arts Commission will award approximately 1,000 community grants in both urban and rural areas through the 2017 fiscal year, totaling $5.5 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.

“We are sure these funds will be put to good use by Main Street Dayton and that we will continue to see arts grant awards in Rhea County,” added Rep. Travis.  “I urge local arts organizations to apply for these funds and hope to see more awards announced next year.”

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