Relief Programs Launched in Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee says the state has launched a series of relief programs to help Tennesseans during the COVID-19 outbreak. The programs include increased cash benefits for low-income families and easing requirements for residents to collect unemployment and grants for local governments. The state is tapping into funds from its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Lee says the state will start issuing payments of one-thousand dollars to qualifying families who have lost jobs because of the coronavirus crisis.