Tuesday, June 17 – We announced exciting news at the Turn This Town Around – Grafton meeting last night! In order to support the work of the TTTA initiative and build on the momentum created by completed town improvements, The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation is awarding $75,000 in grant funding to each of the two TTTA towns, Grafton and Matewan. Fifty thousand dollars of the money will be awarded in $2,500 disbursements for mini grant funding for about 20 town improvement projects. On August 15, the TTTA sponsors, West Virginia Focus, WV Public Broadcasting and the WV Hub, will announce the winning projects from all of the proposals. Attendees at last night’s meeting were given information about applying for the grants and making successful proposals. If you missed the meeting you can get more information from the Hub’s Director of Community Strategies, Amanda Yager.