(NASHVILLE, TN), August 2, 2016 — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that Marshall County will receive a major $325,000 Local Park and Recreation Fund (LPRF) grant from the Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The funds will be used for the Marshall County Showgrounds Arena.
Senator Tracy said, “I am very pleased to see these funds coming into Marshall County for the Showgrounds Arena and congratulate our local officials who were instrumental in helping secure the grant.”
The Tennessee General Assembly established the LPRF grant program in 1991 to provide local governments with funds to enhance and expand outstanding recreational projects such as parks, community centers, ball fields and playgrounds. The grants are administered through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). All LPRF grants require a 50 percent match by the recipient.