Huntsville, TN (2018-04-16) The Scott County Commission approved a pair of grants Monday night to fund litter prevention and collection, as well as continuing the fight to end domestic violence.
At its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Commission approved the annual Tennessee Department of Transportation Litter Grant, which provides funding for litter and roadside trash collection and litter education and prevention. The grant, which provides a maximum of $44,200, will be used to teach litter prevention and to improve the condition on our roads and streets. Funds from a previous litter grant will be used to provide materials for the annual Vivian Smith Countywide Clean Up, which will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
In addition, the County was also awarded additional funds for a previous awarded STOP grant. The STOP Program is administered by the Tennessee Office on Violence Against Women, as authorized by the federal Violence Against Women Act. STOP funds provide specialized training to advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, emergency services personnel, medical professionals, and social services agencies in the fight against sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The additional $8,253 was awarded from excess federal funds in the state program. County Domestic Violence Officer Michelle Sexton will use the money to purchase iPads and related hardware, along with cameras and software.