CMRA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency designated as the Central Nonprofit Agency (CNA) according to the program's statute. CMRA's staff works with both community agencies and business vendors to provide products and services to government purchasers, ensuring that at least 51% of the direct labor on government contracts is provided by employees with disabilities. CMRA's staff looks for contracting opportunities, negotiates with prospective partners, seeks competitive bids from vendors, assists in staffing contracts, creates certification proposals and implements the contracts once certified and approved by the state's Procurement Commission. In addition, CMRA inspects work sites, handles all invoicing and payment distribution, ensures program compliance and mediates any question or differences involving its business partners and customers. CMRA advocates for increased opportunities for employment and advancement for Tennesseans with disabilities.
CMRA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designated to administer Tennessee’s State Use Program. Our mission is provide employment opportunities for Tennesseans with disabilities.
Notice: Committee for the Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Disabled
Meeting November 19, 2019 10am CT at CMRA & TNCO Offices.
CMRA leaders recently met with Governor Bill Lee to introduce him to our government contracting employment program for Tennesseans with disabilities.
[Pictured from the left are Evelyn Robertson Jr., Rep. Johnny Shaw, Gov. Bill Lee, Jennifer Krahenbill, Robin Atwood, Tonya Copeland and Kevin Scarborough]
CMRA manages 19 Tennessee Rest Areas, including Marion County, I-24 East. [Shown above]
Stop by and check out the beautiful view of Nickajack Lake.