NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) announced today that an arts grant has been awarded to Rhea County’s Main Street Dayton from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The $6,110 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.”
The Arts Commission will award approximately 1,000 community grants in both urban and rural areas through the 2016 fiscal year, totaling $5.3 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.
“I hope we will continue to see arts grant awards in Rhea County,” added Yager. “I urge local arts organizations to apply for these funds and hope to see more awards announced next year.”
Yager has conducted annual conferences to assist local citizens and organizations in applying for a wide variety of grants.