Community Development Block Grant

CDBG Public Meeting Notice

TNECD will be holding public meetings to discuss the upcoming application round for the CDBG program. The meetings will consist of general information about the CDBG program, important deadlines, and proposed uses of funding. This year three meetings will be held, one in each grand division.

East Tennessee

August 15, 2016
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Farragut Town Hall
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN 37934


Middle Tennessee

August 25, 2016
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Tennessee Tower
3rd Floor, Conference Rooms A&C
312 Rosa L Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243

West Tennessee

August 18, 2016
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST

Southwest Tennessee Development District
102 E College Street
Jackson, TN 38301



The State of Tennessee completed a draft of the FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan for the state. The plan is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and citizens are given an opportunity to review and make comments on information contained in the plan. A summary of the plan is available for review and public comment at Select “Public Notices and Comments” under “About THDA”. The plan will also be available for review at the nine Development Districts of Tennessee. Locations of the nine Development Districts are available on the Tennessee Development District Association website at Written comments via electronic submission on the THDA website will be accepted from April 1 to May 1, 2016.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are available to communities across the state that do not get funding directly from HUD. The funds are awarded based on applications submitted each year in February and are typically awarded in the fall. Funds are available for sewer systems and lines, water systems and lines, housing rehabilitation and health and safety projects.

Funding is available to communities in Tennessee from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). 

Community Development Block Grant CDBG are administered as part of three primary programs:

  • Community Development, which includes grants for water and wastewater treatment projects, housing rehabilitation and projects aimed at improving community livability. 
  • Economic Development, which includes grants for industrial infrastructure, as well as and loans for industrial buildings and equipment. 
  • Additionally, due to flood & tornado disasters that struck Tennessee in 2008, & 2010, 2011 and 2012 Tennessee has received CDBG funds for Disaster Recovery.



Take the Tennessee National Housing Trust Fund Housing Needs Survey!

The National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) is a newly funded federal program that will support THDA's efforts to increase and preserve the supply of rental housing for extremely low-income families, including homeless families. HUD has indicated that the initial allocation of the NHTF to Tennessee will be at least $3 million and that these funds will be made available in the summer of 2016. In preparation for the start of this new program, we invite you to complete this Housing Needs Survey to ensure that we capture a statewide perspective of the housing needs in our communities and prioritize how the state allocates NHTF dollars. Don't forget to forward this email and tell your clients, partners, community organizations, and any others throughout the state that would be interested in providing feedback. Our goal is to reach as many Tennesseans as possible.

The survey will be available until Thursday, February 18, 2016 (5:00 PM CST) so be sure to weigh-in now!

Take the National Housing Trust Fund Survey

Access the HUD National Housing Trust Fund Summary

Questions about the National Housing Trust Fund in Tennessee? Email