Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – April Workshop Announcement flyer
Monday, May 1, 2017 – May Workshop Announcement flyer
These workshops provide information on the application process, grant purpose and deadlines for
Organizations in Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson Counties wishing to apply for ARTS Grand funds
The purpose of the ABC program is to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of asset based cultural enterprise.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council will hold the above mentioned workshops (please view the flyer by clicking the above dates for the location and times). The workshops will last approximately (2) two hours. The purpose of the workshop is to share information about the upcoming FY2018 Arts Builds Communities Grant program including the application process and deadline, which is July 1, 2017.
The TN Arts Commission funds the program through the sales of the “Specialty License” plates. All interested organizations are encouraged to attend and apply. Application guidelines can be found online at the following address: http://tnartscommission.org/grants/arts-build-communities-grant-2/view-abc-grant-guidelines/.
Apply Online Here: http://tnartscommission.org/new-online-grants-system/apply-online/
Awards range from $500 to $2500 and there is a match requirement.
Designated Agency Contact information:
GNRC, Rasheedah Pardue
501 Union Street, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 891-5868
Fax: (615) 862-8840
Other Designated Agencies serve the remaining GNRC region as follows:
Davidson County applicants will continue to be served by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Laurel Fisher can be reached at mailto:Laurel.Fisher@nashville.gov
The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council will serve Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery Robertson and Stewart Counties. The contact for this agency is Ellen Kaverno at mailto:email@example.com
Follow this link for information on how to apply and for complete contact information and guidelines:
The State of Tennessee Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has historically allocated the grant funds to eligible non-entitlement local governments for community development improvements including water and sewer infrastructure, public facilities, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, and commercial façade improvements. Until the past few years, CDBG funds were also used for economic development loans. Through a process of reconciliation of grants funds an unexpended balance of $22 million has been determined to be available for allocation. $4 million was used to fund additional projects in from the 2016 regular CDBG application round. TNECD is proposing the following uses for the remaining balance of funds.
- $1,000,000 to be used for rural microenterprise assistance. Microenterprises are considered to be businesses of five (5) or fewer employees including the owner(s).
- $10,000,000 to be used for workforce development in rural Tennessee. These funds will be used to fund additional TCATs in rural areas that applied for the Drive to 55 Capacity Building Fund grant.
- $2,000,000 to be allocated as a one-time use of funds to rehabilitate and reroute the Stanton Wastewater Treatment System.
- $2,500,000 to be allocated as a one-time use of funds for the construction of an EMS facility in the southwest area of Haywood County.
- $1,000,000 to be used for Project 95. Funds will go toward the construction of a facility to create jobs in Hancock County.
- $200,000 to be used for the Asset-Based Planning initiative that will assist counties to identify, enhancement, and maximize their assets.
- $300,000 to be used for a Retail Academy that will assist communities in developing and implementing plans and strategies to recruit and grow retail businesses.
- $1,000,000 to be allocated for the use of unmet recovery needs in Sevier County and a result of the November, 2016 wildfires.
Please send comments and questions to Kent Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by February 28, 2017
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., there will be a Finance and Personnel Committee meeting for the purpose of considering and transacting all financial and personnel business that comes before the committee at Music City Central Meeting Room, 400 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37219. GNRC is an EEO/AA/AOA organization. Contact Angie Hutchison at 615-880-3904 for further information.
The City of Eagleville in Rutherford County was presented with a check for $500,000 by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency on September 22, 2016 for a HOME grant. The Greater Nashville Regional Council assisted Eagleville with the application and Greer Broemel was on hand for the event. THDA HOME grants are used to help low income households that meet certain ownership requirements make necessary repairs to stay in their homes.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is charged with developing a National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan, which will be incorporated into the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on August 16, 2016.
The National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) is a new federal formula grant program provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds will be distributed to the State of Tennessee to produce, preserve, rehabilitate, and operate housing affordable to extremely low-income households earning less than 30 percent of the area median income. The State of Tennessee will receive $3 million in the first year of the NHTF.
The public comment period for the NHTF Allocation Plan is from June 6, 2016 to July 6, 2016. THDA requests public input on the following required plan components: priority housing needs, project-based rental assistance, eligibility requirements for sub-grantees, geographic targeting, funds leveraging, and the duration of the affordability period.
THDA is also updating one housing goal in the Consolidated Plan to reflect changes to the Emergency Solutions Grant Program in Tennessee.
THDA is hosting three public meetings across the State of Tennessee during the public comment period to hear comments about the NHTF Allocation Plan:
|City of Millington – City Hall
7930 Nelson Street
Millington, TN 38053
|Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
11:00 AM (CST)
|Tennessee Housing Development Agency
502 Deaderick, Ground Level Hearing Room
Nashville, TN 37243
|Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
|East Tennessee Development District
216 Corporate Place
Alcoa, TN 37701
|Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:00 AM (EST)
A summary of the plan will be available for review and public comment at www.thda.org. The summary will also be available for review at the nine Development Districts of Tennessee. Locations of the nine Development Districts are available on the Tennessee Development District Association website at www.tennesseedevelopmentdistricts.org.
Written comments via electronic submission on the THDA website will be accepted from June 6, 2016 to July 6, 2016.
For language assistance or reasonable accommodations, please contact the Tennessee Housing Development Agency via email: email@example.com or phone: 615-815-2200.
May 10th, 11th and June 15th
Dickson, Franklin and Hendersonville.
Click here for more details.
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Online Grants are due on July 1, 2016.
GNRC partners with the USDA to secure a grant benefiting Williamson’s County’s rural population. The $36,318 grant is being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation Grant program and is being combined with funding from Williamson County and Greater Nashville Regional Council to help 13 very-low income elderly and disabled families in Williamson County make housing repairs.
PUBLIC COMMENT NOTICE
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency has completed a substantial amendment to the State’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The amendment includes changes in the funding distribution of the Emergency Solutions Grant program.
The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan combines the planning, application, and reporting processes for four existing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME); and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA). These funds are utilized to support a variety of housing and community development programs and projects throughout Tennessee, primarily for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households.
The plan is available for review and public comment at www.thda.org. Please select “Public Notice and Comment” under “About THDA”. The plan will also be available for review at the nine Development Districts of Tennessee. Locations of the nine Development Districts are available on the Tennessee Development District Association website at www.tennesseedevelopmentdistricts.org. Written comments via electronic submission on the THDA website will be accepted from November 11th to December 10th, 2015.
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The 48th Annual GNRC Awards Banquet was held Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in Clarksville. The GNRC 2014-2015 Annual Report includes council information, GNRC programs and activities, county-by-county data, legislative contacts, and a special tribute to long-time employee Patty Cavanah.