Community Development Block Grant

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