Learning about and utilizing funding channels for sustainability and resilience projects is a critical step for success. Click below to download PDFs of available funding sources for local governments, nonprofits, organizations, businesses, higher education facilities, and individuals for project related to sustainability and resiliency.
Funding for Community Resilience (PDF)
Water Infrastructure Funding Opportunities in TN (PDF)

For additional grant and funding opportunities, please see:

  • TDEC’s grant homepage for all grants offered from the agency
  • TDH’s Built Environment Funding Opportunities
  • TN ECD's Incentives and Grants
  • TDOT's Program Development and Administration webpage
  • TDOT's Public Transportation Grant Administration webpage
  • Federal Funding for Utilities in Natural Disasters (Fed FUNDS) provides funding for water and wastewater utilities for pre- and post-disaster funding. Take their short quiz to identify which funding sources your water and wastewater utilities may be eligible for
  • USDA Rural Development's list of all funding programs
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Assistance and Outreach (18 West TN counties are within the Memphis District. Links are to Nashville District.)
    • Continuing Authorities Program - The Corps of Engineers has authority to plan, design, and construct small projects for flood risk management, emergency streambank and shoreline protection, ecosystem restoration, and navigation improvements without specific Congressional authorization. Portions of cost-share needed vary depending on the program.  
    • Planning Assistance to States - Every year, each state, tribal nation, local government, or other non-federal entity can provide the Corps of Engineers its request for studies under the program, and the Corps of Engineers then accommodates as many studies as possible within the funding allotment. Studies are conducted at no cost to the requesting entity and are only planning level of detail; they do not include detailed design for project construction. Types of studies conducted in recent years under the program include the following:
      • Water Supply and Demand Studies
      • Water Quality Studies
      • Environmental Conservation Studies
      • Environmental Restoration Studies
      • Wetland Evaluation Studies
      • Dam Safety/Failure Studies
      • Flood Risk Management Studies
      • Floodplain Management Studies
      • Land Use Studies
      • Master Planning
      • Brownfields Environmental Assessments
      • GIS Development