Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cookeville Changes Non-Profit Funding Process

The City of Cookeville has implemented a new process for non-profit budget allocation this year. In an effort to streamline the process and to receive information in a standard format, city Finance Director Mike Davidson says they have established a two-part application to be completed by non-profit organizations hoping to receive funding from the city budget. They held a training session yesterday at city hall to assist non-profits and answer application questions. Another session is set for tomorrow morning at 11:30 at city hall. The city traditionally provides several hundred thousand dollars a year in funding to agencies which qualify as non-profits, including the public library, Cookeville's public TV station, and the city's Arts Council.