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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.

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.