GNRC’s Economic Development services consist of grant writing and administration, strategic planning with local officials, and mapping and research assistance.
Grant writing services include:
Funding for projects comes from a variety of State and Federal sources, such as:
GNRC not only collaborates with communities to identify funding needs and prepares applications for funding, but we can also administer successful grants, assisting with the procurement and bidding process, all the way through close-out. Successful grants are documented in GNRC’s 2016 Annual Report showing the flow of monies into our 13 counties.
Current Community Development Block Grants being administered by GNRC include:
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has a new website, http://www.openecd.tn.gov/, which it states is designed to be a user-friendly location for information and documents pertaining to ECD grants and incentives, including Fasttrack and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
GNRC prepares a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that is updated each year to document economic development goals and priorities of the Greater Nashville Region, making projects eligible for EDA funding. GNRC’s current CEDS is located HERE.
Major program goals for the 2011 CEDS include:
GNRC seeks out funding for a variety of community and economic development programs, including programs geared toward recreation and natural resource protection, assistance with rural development issues, and non-recurring monies for fire equipment and protection, natural disaster recovery and mitigation and other areas of interest to GNRC communities.