CAWACO Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), in partnership with the Alabama Legislature, announced grants last week totaling $15,500 for three Blount County entities.
(1) The Blount County Commission received $8,000 for replacing bleachers at the Agri-Business Center. (2) The Blount County Education Foundation received $5,000 to support its Summer Learning Program. (3) Hayden Middle School received $2,500 for The Reilly Center, a center that serves students who are unable to perform in a regular academic setting due to an identified disability. The money will be used to purchase a C-pen reader, a scanner to assist those who suffer from reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
CAWACO RC&D is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports educational and community development projects in five central Alabama counties, including Blount.