Shown above Donald Sherrod, Sen. Bobby Singleton, AJ McCampbell, Ralph Howard, Elaheh Hesse, Darlene Robinson, Mattie Grey, William Lashley, Mollie Rowe, Fannie Smith, Mayor of Boligee Louis Harper, Tennyson Smith, and Rodney Parham.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Tombigbee RC& D, a non profit organization specializing in bringing people together to identify and implement solutions addressing local issues, partnered with Senator Bobby Singleton (SD-24), Rep. Ralph Howard (HD-72) and A.J. McCampbell (HD-71) to promote several projects funded by Tombigbee RC& D throughout Greene County.
Greene County 2015/2016 grant recipients gathered at the Greene County Library to make a presentation on their individual projects.
Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association was awarded $1,200.00 from Tombigbee RC&D to provide for teaching of social graces to young ladies in Girl Scout Troop 408 by exposing them to social and cultural events which build character and self esteem.SCORE, Inc. was awarded two grants; one educational and one general, from Tombigbee RC&D to provide internet and tutorial services for youth and funds to replace computers and software and to conduct workshops on weekends and summer months.
The Town of Boligee received funds to create an organic, sustainable, edible oasis around a walking trail to provide shade as well as fruit for kids to harvest throughout the year. The project also included rain barrels, irrigation system for low maintenence, non-toxic sprays for pest control and composting to feed the soil.
The RC & D program secures funding from state and local agencies, private foundations, and federal partnership to be dispersed through community grant requests serving the needs of the RC& D Council. The Tombigbee RC & D, is one of nine (9) councils that cover Alabama, serving Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.
Over the past two years, Tombigbee RC &D along with the advocacy and partnership of our elected officials and Greene County community organizations, invested $43,950.00 in Greene County to achieve community goals.
Greene County recipients includes the following:
“SCORE, INC.- $4,900, New Horizon (Farm Tech the Future)- $7,000; Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parent Assc.- $5,000; ImageMe- 7,300 ; Town of Boligee (Edible Paradise Walking Trial) $4,122; Girl Scout Troop 408 – $2,800.