Online Public Hearing Scheduled for Community Services Block Grant State Plan

Event is an opportunity to offer comments on Tennessee’s plan to provide services to low-income individuals and families to improve the communities where they live
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 10:09am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is inviting the public to participate virtually in developing the upcoming Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) plan.  The department creates its CSBG plan every two years in conjunction with the Tennessee Association of Community Action (TACA) and its member agencies.

The State Plan describes Tennessee’s goals and processes for creating and maintaining a high quality community action network and working draft can be found on the DHS website. Members of the public interested in attending the virtual hearing July 27, 2021 at 10:30 am CDT/11:30 am EDT, can do so:

·       Online through WebEx
Meeting number (access code): 185 034 9461
Meeting password: JpXRpRep559

·       By phone
Meeting number: 185 034 9461

·       Video system or application
Or dial and enter meeting number: 185 034 9461

CSBG is 100 percent federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The program is available in all 95 Tennessee counties and administered through contracts with a network of 20 local nonprofit and government agencies provides funding for eligible citizens for various programs based on income eligibility and need for the service, including "safety net" emergency services, job development, adult education, and self-sufficiency program.

Individuals must apply for the program through their local agency.  Contact information is available online. Public Comments can additionally be submitted throughout the plan development process and up to 7 days after the public hearing July 27, 2021 via email to or by phone at 615-741-7419.

For more information about CSBG programs and services, visit the TDHS website.