Special to the Progress
The Glasgow EPB voted unanimously on July 27th, 2021 to approve a $10,000 donation, matched by the Tennessee Valley Authority for economic development.
Leaders with Bridge KY/Boys & Girls Club of Glasgow/Barren County met with Glasgow Electric Plant Board (GEPB) board member Libby Short and Interim Superintendent Melanie Reed on Thursday to accept a $20,000 donation for their organization provided by both the GEPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
TVA has provided support, in conjunction with local power companies, for participation in economic development organizations at a local level for a number of years. They provide matching funding, up to $10,000, based on the contribution of the local electric utility. Local organizations had to submit proposals with information regarding new and pending projects, jobs added/retained, capital investment needs, and other details on how the funds would be used.
While a number of community organizations applied for the funding, it was decided unanimously by GEPB board members on July 27th, 2021 that Bridge KY/Boys & Girls Club of Glasgow/Barren County would be the selected proposal submitted to TVA. “A donation like this is not only an investment in our organization but an investment into the community we serve. GEPB and TVA’s support help ensure that Bridge KY can provide the resources needed to serve the youth and families that depend on us every day. We are so thankful for companies that recognize the importance of doing community right.” said Bridge KY President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Glasgow/Barren County Mallie Boston.