TN risks losing $50M in pandemic food aid

In an article by Madalyn Hoerr, Nashville Tennessean:

At the risk of leaving more than $50 million in federal funds on the table — and after doubling down on a redundant application process — Tennessee is now scrambling to determine how to distribute pandemic food assistance to low-income families.

States have until Sept. 30 to give out cards loaded with funds through a federal program. But for months, Tennessee kept in place a self-imposed application process that resulted in only a fraction of eligible children receiving the benefits.

The article is hidden somewhere within The Commercial Appeal and it shows the pressure that the state and federal governments are placing on local governments

 

 

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