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.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) works with TNECD each year to award grants in the 52 counties in the ARC region (in East and Middle Tennessee). Funds can be used for community and economic development projects that meet an ARC priority.