Community Development Block Grant
CPD Program Public Notices
Public Meeting Notice of CDBG 2022 Program Year and Potential 2021 Amendment
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) is holding a virtual public meeting to discuss the 2022 round of the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The public meeting will focus on establishing eligible applicants, establishing activities eligible for grant funding, maximum thresholds for grant funding, methods of distribution, and potential changes to application criteria.
Additional the funding of 2021 CDBG program year applications for water and sewer infrastructure may be impacted by the availability of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. The public meeting will also address the potential for a substantial amendment to use remaining 2021 funds in new and novel ways.
The public meeting will be held September 28, 2021. Below the presentation slides and the recording are available for download.
Public comments are being accepted beginning September 28, 2021 and continuing through October 19, 2021 using the online form here:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that all programs funded under the CPD formula block grant, including CDBG, comply with the Consolidated Planning process. This process includes a Consolidated Plan (ConPlan) every five years where the jurisdiction (State of Tennessee) assesses its affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions and discribes how these programs intend to use funds to meet these needs. Each year the state must also develop an Annual Action Plan (AAP) that falls under the ConPlan, specifying the intended use of funds for the upcoming program year. Also, the state must develop a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) each year to report of the progress and the accomplishments of each of the CPD programs. Copies any of these documents for a given program year cab be found on the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) at https://thda.org/research-reports/consolidated-planning.