During a recent special-called meeting, Lori Lumsden, executive director, and Chad Hopper, a member of the CACCC Board of Directors, explained that the Advocacy Center has been working toward moving a building provided by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce to its new location on Best Street in Centre.
When Lumsden and board members heard about the possibility of this grant, they became excited and began to think in terms of a total new facility.
They also learned, however, that a municipality, such as Centre or the Cherokee County Commission, would have to be the host agency for the grant.
A municipality is not eligible if it has received grant funds within a certain time frame. The county is not eligible at this time since it has received grant funds in the past few years.
The council approved applying for the funds and will also be required to provide a $25,000 (10 percent) match.
Any time you can get a 90 percent grant, you should do it, said Councilman Glenn Chandler.
Lumdsden said she had spoken with each Cherokee County Commissioner who indicated they would give from their discretionary funds toward this matching amount.
Centre Mayor Phil Powell suggested that the city could provide $10,000 and that the county could provide $10,000 for this amount. Possibly other municipalities could contribute as well.
The council also voted to give $900 to the Dixie Youth 13-year-olds, Cherokee County Titans, who recently advanced to state competition, to assist with travel costs