Press Conference to Announce Recipients of $175 Million in Pilot Implementation Grants

May 5, 2022


May 5, 2022

10:45 am CST


Tennessee State Capitol Old Supreme Court Chamber 600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Nashville, TN 37243

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS), in partnership with Governor Bill Lee and the Families First Community Advisory Board, will announce the recipients of $175 million in Implementation Grants to further the Department’s vision of fundamentally changing the way low-income families are served in Tennessee. The naming of pilot grantees marks another significant milestone in the state’s plan to effectively put federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds to use in impactful ways. Six public-private groups, two in each grand division of the state, will each receive $25 million to fund their respective pilots. TDHS selected a seventh pilot initiative that also will receive grant funding.

The media is invited to attend this special announcement.

WHAT:  Announcement of Tennessee Opportunity Pilot Initiative Implementation Grant Recipients

WHEN:  Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:45 a.m. Central

(To attend, RSVP to by Thursday at 8:00 a.m.)

WHERE:  Tennessee State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chamber

600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37243

MORE:  Details on the Tennessee Opportunity Act, the state’s plan for effectively utilizing TANF funds, and more information on Tennessee Opportunity Act components can be viewed on the TDHS website here. View previous announcements regarding the Tennessee Opportunity Act using the links below:


Click here to learn more about how the Tennessee Department of Human Services is working to Transform Tennessee Together.