Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monterey Library Gets State & Federal Monies

The Monterey library is among dozens of rural libraries across Tennessee that will share in nearly $1.5 million in combined federal and state grants to provide computers, education courses and job skill training. The grants are targeted to help local residents improve computer-related skills so they will be more competitive as they seek jobs. The project is the culmination of more than a year’s effort by the Department of State and the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). The Monterey library will get more than $2,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as nearly $14,000 from the state. The funds will be used to provide computers, peripheral equipment, high-speed Internet routers and instructors to conduct training classes.