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Activities funded under this program are not required to have a match, but any financial leverage that is willing to be contributed by a local government or a participating childcare organization is encouraged.
Yes, so long as the proposed activities are otherwise eligible. Please download and review the Child Care Creation Program Guidelines for more information about eligible activities.
Religious institutions and churches that provide childcare are eligible as long as 1) enrollment is open to those other than church members, 2) religious beliefs are not part of the enrollment criteria. Please note, funds cannot be used to improve facilities/spaces where the primary use is religious activity (i.e.. sanctuaries).
New construction is NOT eligible. Costs for acquiring a building and/or constructing an addition to an existing building are eligible. Please download and review the Child Care Creation Program Guidelines for more information about eligible activities.
There are two rounds of applications that may use the same application form template. The first application is submitted by interested childcare providers to their local government sponsor. This will be used by the local government to assess eligibility and competitiveness and to assist the local government in determining which, if any, projects it would like to submit to GNRC for formal evaluation as part of the second round of application. The second round application will be evaluated and scored by GNRC in determining program awards. The second application will be shared publicly and with the TN Department of Economic and Community Development.
No, the loans provided to small businesses through GNRC’s CARES Act RLF loan program are not forgivable.
Yes, receipt of an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan or SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan or any other public assistance does not impact eligibility provided those loans are in good standing and RLF funds are not used for identical expenses or to make payments on or refinance existing loans.
Yes. The COVID-19 Recovery Loan Program is only open to existing for-profit small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration, and the business must be located within the 13 county GNRC lending area.
Yes, start-up businesses are eligible.
All eligible small businesses in Middle Tennessee are encouraged to apply. The industries and business sectors targeted experienced significant disruptions from COVID-19 related closures and cancellations.
Loans will be collateralized with business assets potentially including real estate. GNRC also requires personal guarantees.
GNRC is offering loans with zero interest for the first 24-months. The monthly payment will increase after two years because it will include both principal and interest.
No, the proceeds may not be used to refinance or make payments on existing debt.
All request for bids/proposals (RFPs) or qualifications (RFQs) will be posted online at http://tn-gnrc.civicplus.com/183/RFQs-and-Contracting.
A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.
The Assessment will provide direction for regional cooperation around technology and how it is deployed to support transportation efforts. Through the regional vision for smart mobility, it will define how the transportation system can prepare for and thrive in an environment offering all modes and vehicles that are connected, shared, and even autonomous. As transportation and technology become increasingly connected, the Assessment will help the region understand the future of mobility and prioritize investments accordingly.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is leading the Assessment through its program, the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, a seven-county region comprised of Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, and Williamson counties. It is funded through federal transportation funds programed in the latest Regional Transportation Plan.
In addition to informing the Regional ITS Architecture, the RSMA will benchmark Middle Tennessee against peer regions for utilization of technology in mobility, examine best practice and emerging trends in mobility, set a regional vision for smart mobility, identify strategies to leverage technology deployments into other capital project, and collaborate with the private sector.
With a regional vision in place, improved coordination and planning between jurisdictions will take place, setting up a framework for collaboration and interoperability around hardware, software, and policy standards. The RSMA will also provide a number of performance measures that can be adopted to determine success.
The RSMA began in the fall of 2018 and will continue through the summer of 2019.