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County To Receive Federal Funds
By Dewain E. Peek
Overton County will receive approximately $27.1 million
of state appropriations during fiscal year 2000-2001, according
to State Senator Lincoln Davis. Also, Overton County will receive
a portion of the $6.6 billion of federal funds included in Tennessee's
$18.5 billion budget as adopted by the 101st General Assembly.
Senator Davis listed budget appropriations for Overton
County in the following general categories: $13 million for education
(kindergarten through 12th grade and higher education), $2.4 million
in state shared tax collections, $8.1 million for health and social
services, a million for justice and public safety, $1.2 million
for recreation and resources development, and $1.3 million for state
highway projects. The remaining $100 thousand are for miscellaneous
The proposed budget allocates $11.2 million for the
Overton County School District.
"The Legislature provides for the full-funding
of the Basic Education Program which represents the major portion
of school funding," Davis said. "The Basic Education Program
includes teachers' salaries, capital outlay, pupil transportation,
textbooks, teachers' sick leave, teachers' retirement, and additional
instructional materials. The county's share of the $2.4 billion
Basic Education Program is estimated to be $10.8 million."
Davis further stated that health and social services'
appropriations benefiting Overton County residents include $426
thousand for Human Services' programs, $114 thousand for Community
Mental Retardation, $69 thousand for Children's Services, and $7.5
million for Health Services, with $7.2 of the health funds for TennCare.
Senator Davis said, "I think Overton County fared
very well in this budget considering the available resources. These
figures represent the best estimates at this time and will materialize
when state revenues are collected as estimated."
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