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Disaster CDBG Program

TNECD occasionally receives funding from HUD related to presidentially declared disasters. This funding can be used for projects that are eligible under the regular round that are directly related to damage from the disaster. As the funding becomes available, TNECD will notify eligible communities. Currently there is funding for disasters that occurred in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

  • Between April 30 and May 2, 2010 more than 22-inches of rain fell in the western portion of Tennessee. Fed by massive rainfall and run-off from creeks and streams, the large rivers in the affected regions attained record crests. More than half of the state had reports of flood damage and approximately a dozen tornadoes in the storm touched down across the state.

    As a result of the May flooding, as many as 10,000 individuals were displaced and more than 1,500 homes were destroyed in Tennessee. Around the state, 102 bridges, 239 roads, and 19 water treatment plans were impacted or damaged. 49 counties received Presidential Disaster Declarations. Through HUD $30,906,517 of CDBG Disaster Recovery Funding was available for the affected communities to assist with unmet housing, infrastructure, and economic revitalization needs. 

On February 5th and 6th 2008, a series of tornadoes crossed the state from Memphis through the Jackson area and then to the Nashville area and beyond. Straight-line winds and floods associated with the systems also caused damage and deaths across the state. On February 7, President Bush declared the event a disaster and eventually 16 counties were designated as disaster areas. Designated counties include Benton, Fayette, Fentress, Hardin, Haywood, Hickman, Houston, Lewis, Macon, Madison, McNairy, Perry, Shelby, Sumner, Trousdale and Williamson Counties.

A total of $92,517,890 is available to the affected communities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in addition to FEMA funds that were spent immediately following the disaster. TNECD is administering the funds.