The Upper Cumberland Development District serves the residents of more than 10 counties in Tennessee. The district operates an area agency on aging and disabilities that offers advocacy solutions for senior citizens and adults with disabilities. It creates economic opportunities for individuals and promotes the advancement of its region. The Upper Cumberland Development District provides technical assistance required to formulate, write and administer projects for local governments and municipalities through its community development and information technology department. The district administers a relative caregiver program that features support services for children. Its historical preservation program identifies, evaluates, registers and protects various archeological properties.