Glasgow EPB partners with TVA to donate another $10,000 to Community Relief Fund of Glasgow/Barren County

Courtesy Glasgow Electric Plant Board
Glasgow Electric Plant Board

Glasgow Electric Plant Board is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award another $10,000 to Community Relief Fund of Glasgow/Barren County to help the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic impact, TVA launched the Community Care Fund (CCF) in April 2020 to partner with LPCs and leverage the strength of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Model to serve customers in need. The TVA Board originally approved $2M in matching grant funds, to be distributed through the CCF through the end of FY20. The initiative proved overwhelmingly successful.

Based on TVA employee performance and consultation with TVA’s public power partners about ongoing needs in the region, the Board approved an additional $2 million contribution to the CCF at its August 2020 meeting. This fund will close September 30, 2021.

“As part of our mission of service, TVA is an active partner with local power companies to help address the challenges families and businesses are facing today,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. “The Community Care Fund is a great demonstration of how public power benefits the people of the Tennessee Valley as we translate strong company performance into dollars for relief across the communities we serve.”

Similar to the initial contribution in April, these funds will be matched by local power companies and other community groups to benefit local organizations that assist families and businesses most in need. As the pandemic continues and communities’ needs evolve, applications that are relevant to the “Innovation and Technology” Corporate Giving priority area will also now qualify for support from the Fund (in addition to the areas of education, health and human services, and community enrichment).

Using an incentive from TVA, Glasgow EPB already donates $4,500 each month to Community Relief Fund to assist customers with electric bills. $10,000 of these funds are once again being matched by TVA’s COVID-19 Community Care Fund. The $10,000 donation will have no restrictions, allowing Community Relief Fund to help the community with a variety of needs, including rent. This donation brings the total donated in 2020 to $60,500.

“The funds that the Glasgow Electric Plant Board has donated to Community Relief Fund help us to spread the funds that we normally have to help others in the community that don’t have Electric Plant Board service,” says Stacy Janes, with Community Relief Fund. “Without that we wouldn’t be able to help near as many people in the community or near as many Electric Plant Board customers. We truly appreciate their donation.”

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