Micro Grants Chattanooga connects individuals to resources by giving small grants of up to $1,000 to help low-income individuals on the brink of economic self-sufficiency. The project leader, Tara Poole, partnered with the Northside Neighborhood House to run a pilot program. She identified six individuals already involved in programs at the Northside Neighborhood House who's lives could be greatly impacted by a small investment, like JoAnn who used the grant to get business cards and supplies to start her own sewing business. Or Tyler, a GED program graduate who received a grant to get internet access in his home for a year to help him complete his coursework in computer operation technology at Chattanooga State.
Project Leader: Tara Poole
Winner of Causeway Challenge I in 2014 that asked “How can we make Chattanooga a more connected city?"