Forgivable SBA Loans For Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Available Friday, April 3

April 2, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-04-02) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today that Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for loan assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Businesses can begin applying for these loans with eligible financial institutions beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. [ Read More ]

Gov. Lee, Commissioner Nichols Urge Citizens To Report Suspected Child Abuse And Neglect During COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-04-02) Gov. Bill Lee today joined Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations. [ Read More ]

TDOE, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation Partner With ReadyRosie To Provide Free Early Education Resources To Families

March 30, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-30) The Tennessee Department of Education and Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) announced a statewide partnership with ReadyRosie, an early education online platform, to provide short videos and free resources with simple, engaging activities for Tennessee families and children, ages birth through 3rd grade, to do at home. [ Read More ]

AAA: TN Gas Prices Down 45 Cents This Month

March 30, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-30) The Tennessee gas price average continues to decline and has dropped nearly 13 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.77 which is 45 cents less than one month ago and nearly 71 cents less than one year ago. [ Read More ]

Tennessee’s February Unemployment Rate Experiences Slight Uptick

March 26, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-26) Unemployment rates are a lagging measure and for the month of February remained relatively unaffected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for February 2020 experienced a slight increase according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. [ Read More ]

Financial Aid Available For Certain Families That Lost Employment Due To COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Nashville, TN (2020-03-25) The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making essential financial resources available to families that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.  Beginning 10 A.M. CST Thursday, March 26, families can begin applying, online, for up to two months of emergency cash assistance if they were employed as of March 11, 2020 and they’ve lost employment or at least 50% of their earned income as a result of the pandemic. [ Read More ]

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