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.