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Welcome to Highland Rim Economic Corporation

Serving Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart Counties

PO Box 208

Erin, TN 37061

Now Accepting Head Start Applications for the 2015-2016 School Year

Call to Enroll today!

Houston and Humphreys Counties: 931-289-4135

Dickson County: 615-446-2576

Stewart County: 931-232-7965

LIHEAP Application and Instructions

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Mission Statement

The mission statement for HREC is to coordinate resources to empower and inspire people to reach their full potential.

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Funding sources for Highland Rim Economic Corporation include the Tennessee  Department of Human Services, U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Federal Emergency  Management Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other state, federal and local sources.

Who Does HREC Serve 

  • Low-income individuals and families

  • Unemployed persons

  • Elderly persons

  • Persons with disabilities

  • High School dropouts

  • Homeless persons

  • Children of low-income families

  • Abandoned, widowed or divorced women and men

  • And others in need

Eligibility for Services

Eligibility requirements for HREC services are set by State, Federal and local funding guidelines and may include income, age, disability or demonstrated need of a service.

Eligibility will vary by service and will be determined when an application for service is made. HREC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or religion.

Community Services Block Grant


CSBG offers a variety of programs to low-income families through four neighborhood Service Centers. These centers are located in each of the four counties of Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. some of the specific programs offered at these centers are:

  • Emergency Assistance

  • Linkages for the Elderly and disabled and Community Outreach

  • Nutrition

Donations of cash, food and clothing are accepted at most of these centers to assist low-income families. Please contact the center in your county for more information.

FEMA Program

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is administered in Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. This program assists families or individuals with special emergency needs for rent, mortgage, food or utility assistance.

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USDA Commodity Program


The USDA Commodity Program provides a variety of nutritious free foods which enable low-income families to stretch their grocery dollars. HREC distributes the USDA  foods in four different locations throughout the service area. Volunteers and local agencies donate their time and effort in helping to make the USDA food available to their neighbors. The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension agents often provide important information on how to use the commodities.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program



LIHEAP is for low-income people in need of energy assistance. This program  operates in the winter months to assist  with fuel bills. Applications are normally taken in August and September and assistance is received in mid  winter for the regular heating program. Applications are taken year round or until funds are exhausted for expedited assistance (emergency). Applications are taken in July for the summer cooling program.