Budget and Funding

GNRC’s annual budget is comprised of revenue from state and federal grants awarded to the organization to carry out a variety of programs and services aimed at improving the region’s economy and quality of life through investments in planning and coordination, social services, and infrastructure. Many of those state and federal grants require local matching funds. Matching funds are provided through a combination of local membership dues, program revenue, and an allocation from the Tennessee State budget. Membership dues are paid by city and county governments at a rate of 35 cents per capita based on recent U. S. Census population estimates.  Members of the metropolitan planning area for the Nashville Area MPO pay an additional 28 cents per capita in order to provide the required non-federal matching funds for federal transportation planning grants.

GNRC Budget Graphic

State Funding Sources:

State grants account for 25 percent of GNRC's total revenue.
  • TN Arts Commission 
  • TN Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD)
  • TN Dept of Economic and Community Development (ECD) 
  • TN Dept of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) 
  • TN Bureau of TennCare
  • Bureau of TennCare 
  • TN Dept of Tourist Development 
  • TN Dept of Transportation (TDOT) 
  • TN Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) 
  • Tennessee Historical Commission 
  • Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA)

Federal Funding Sources:

Federal grants account for 59 percent of GNRC's total revenue.
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce 
  • U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Dept of the Interior 
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation 
  • U.S. Small Business Administration