Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

STRONG Act Amendments passed


April 29, 2021

House Bill 83 and Senate Bill 755 have passed the Tennessee General Assembly.

In 2007 the STRONG Act was passed which allowed currently serving members of the Tennessee National Guard to pursue their first baccalaureate degree tuition free.

House Bill 83 and Senate Bill 755 will extend and expand those provisions. The bills do the following:

1. Extends the STRONG Act authorization to June 2025. Current authority to spend funds was scheduled to stop in June 2021;

2. Broadens the use of the funds to include certification programs from Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT) in...

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