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Free Workshop for Arts Build Communities Grant Applicants

Organizations in Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties wishing to apply for Arts Builds Communities (ABC) grant funds from the TN Arts Commission are encouraged to attend. Funded through the sale of specialty license plates, the ABC grant program is designed to provide support for arts projects that broaden access to art experiences, and enhance our communities through cultural art.

The purpose of the workshop is to share information about the Arts Builds Communities Grant program, and to assist those interested in writing the grant applications. The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is designated to administer the ABC program on behalf of the TN Arts Commission for the following counties: Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson.

For your convenience, we have two dates and locations to choose from.
We hope you can attend one of these workshops!

Thursday, April 18th 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Greater Nashville Regional Council (Metro Center)
220 Athens Way, Suite 200 | Nashville, TN 37228

Thursday, May 16th 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Franklin City Hall
109 Third Ave S. | Franklin, TN 37064 

Apply Online Here!

Awards range from $500 to $2500 and there is a match requirement. To learn more about the program’s purpose and eligibility requirements, please refer to the ABC Guidelines. Online Grant applications due July 1, 2019. Applications for the ABC program will go through a local review process. Grant funds must be used between August 16, 2019 and June 15, 2020.

For more information please contact
Rasheedah Pardue
(615) 891-5868 or rpardue@gnrc.org

Other Designated Agencies serve the remaining GNRC region as follows:

Davidson County:
Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, and Stewart Counties:
Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council


In order to be eligible, applicants must be state-recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or government entities (including public schools and libraries) and must be able to provide a dollar-for-dollar match toward the single proposed project. In addition, the proposed project must occur between August 16, 2019, and June 15, 2020. Any organization awarded Major Cultural Institution, Cultural Education Partnership, or Partnership Support funding for FY2020 is not eligible to apply.


Posted on: 15 Apr, 2019

 

South Corridor Study Community Meeting – Brentwood

HELP GUIDE INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC TRANSIT AND ROADWAYS ALONG ONE OF THE NATION’S FASTEST GROWING CORRIDORS

Building on the regional interest to embrace emerging technologies and to expand public transportation options across Middle Tennessee, the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), WeGo Public Transit, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation have kicked-off the South Corridor Study to help turn recent transportation plans into shovel ready projects that can modernize area roadways and address growing traffic congestion and safety concerns.

Join us for an open house style public meeting from 5:30 – 8 p.m. We will have a series of interactive stations profiling existing local and regional transportation and land use plans, emerging technologies, and rapid transit options as well as mapping exercises for participants to document their challenges and vision for transportation investments along the corridor. To learn more about the study visit southcorridor.org.

Date: Thursday, May, 2
Time: 5:30-8pm
Place: Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027, USA


Posted on: 4 Apr, 2019

 

South Corridor Study Community Meeting – Williamson County

HELP GUIDE INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC TRANSIT AND ROADWAYS ALONG ONE OF THE NATION’S FASTEST GROWING CORRIDORS

Building on the regional interest to embrace emerging technologies and to expand public transportation options across Middle Tennessee, the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), WeGo Public Transit, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation have kicked-off the South Corridor Study to help turn recent transportation plans into shovel ready projects that can modernize area roadways and address growing traffic congestion and safety concerns.

Join us for an open house style public meeting from 5:30 – 8 p.m. We will have a series of interactive stations profiling existing local and regional transportation and land use plans, emerging technologies, and rapid transit options as well as mapping exercises for participants to document their challenges and vision for transportation investments along the corridor. To learn more about the study visit southcorridor.org.

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 5:30-8pm
Place: Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064, USA


Posted on: 4 Apr, 2019

 

South Corridor Study Community Meeting – Maury County

HELP GUIDE INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC TRANSIT AND ROADWAYS ALONG ONE OF THE NATION’S FASTEST GROWING CORRIDORS

Building on the regional interest to embrace emerging technologies and to expand public transportation options across Middle Tennessee, the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), WeGo Public Transit, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation have kicked-off the South Corridor Study to help turn recent transportation plans into shovel ready projects that can modernize area roadways and address growing traffic congestion and safety concerns.

Join us for an open house style public meeting from 5:30 – 8 p.m. We will have a series of interactive stations profiling existing local and regional transportation and land use plans, emerging technologies, and rapid transit options as well as mapping exercises for participants to document their challenges and vision for transportation investments along the corridor. To learn more about the study visit southcorridor.org.

Date: Monday, April 29
Time: 5:30-8pm
Place: Memorial Building, 308 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401, USA


Posted on: 4 Apr, 2019

 

THDA Annual Action Plan -Now Accepting Public Comments

Now Accepting Public Comments on the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

March 21 – April 22, 2019

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) announces the release of the 2019-2020 DRAFT Annual Action Plan on behalf of the State of Tennessee. The 2019 Draft Plan, available for public comment starting March 21, includes guidance for the federal allocation of an estimated $50 million for housing and community development. The Annual Action Plan shows how the State of Tennessee will operate the CDBG, HOME, HTF, ESG, and HOPWA programs in the coming fiscal year and serves as an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for these funds. The draft plan will be posted on www.thda.org/about-thda/public-notice-and-comment from March 21 to April 22. Public comment on this draft is encouraged. A draft summary in English and Spanish will also be available.

Additionally, the State of Tennessee has begun the process of developing a 5-year Fair Housing Analysis. Check the THDA website for upcoming community engagement opportunities.

For questions and accommodations, please email research@thda.org.  


Posted on: 21 Mar, 2019

 

Home Repair Grant Opportunities Available

Home repair grants are available for eligible homeowners in Ashland City, Coopertown, White Bluff, Vanleer, Slayden, and Eagleville. The Greater Nashville Regional Council is now accepting applications for home repair grant funds through the Tennessee Housing Development Authority’s HOME Rehabilitation Program.

This program is open to income-eligible homeowners within the city limits.

HOME grant funds may be used to assist homeowners with the repair, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of their primary residence, as well as to correct safety issues and provide weatherization. The cornerstone of the HOME program is to bring properties that are not code compliant into compliance with building codes, and meet THDA’s design standards.

The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. To find out if you qualify, please read all FAQ’s and eligibility guidelines. Income guidelines can be found on the THDA website here. To apply for the HOME grant, please print and fill out a copy of the application here.

Applications must be mailed to:
Greater Nashville Regional Council
Attn: Cindy Raymond
220 Athens Way, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37228

If you prefer to scan and email your application, please email to home@gnrc.org

For additional information, please email home@gnrc.org or contact one of our grant administrators below: 

For additional information, please email home@gnrc.org or contact one of our grant administrators below: 

Cindy Raymond     
615-862-8848

Rasheedah Pardue
615-891-5868

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.

View flyer
HOME Grant FAQ’s
HOME Grant Application


Posted on: 8 Feb, 2019

 

RFP released for Capital Improvements Planning Software…

GNRC is seeking proposals for a software solution to support its regional capital improvements planning activities.  Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. CST, January 11, 2019. View the RFP


Posted on: 12 Dec, 2018

 

Public Notice: Change in Venue for Public Meetings of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Cancelled Public Meeting of Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC)

Change in Venue for Public Meetings of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Cancelled Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC)

The October 17, 2018 meeting of the GNRC Executive Committee (also known as the Executive Board) has been cancelled and Nashville Area MPO Transportation Policy Board meeting will be held at the Clarion Hotel, Nashville Downtown-Stadium location, 211 North First Street, Nashville, TN  37213.   For a full list of public meeting dates, agenda, and cancellations, visit www.GNRC.org and www.NashvilleMPO.org or call 615-862-8828.  The previously noticed meeting calendar remains unchanged.

GNRC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. GNRC is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action.  Contact the Title VI/Non-Discrimination coordinator, Laylah Smith at 615-862-8828 for further information.  Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service (1-800-848-0298). Language services are available free of charge for individuals who do not speak English (LEP), or who are visually or hearing impaired and who wish to participate in the meetings or programs of the GNRC by calling (615-255-1010) or (1-866-836-6678) or by contacting the Coordinator to discuss any accommodations or auxiliary aide that may be needed to facilitate such participation.


Posted on: 8 Oct, 2018

 

Public Notice: The annual business meeting of GNRC’s governing body will be held on September 26th at The George Jones.

Public Notice: The annual business meeting of GNRC’s governing body (also known as the Regional Council) will be held at The George Jones, 128 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN on 9/26/2018 at 10:30 a.m.  The agenda will include adoption of the agency’s annual budget and work program, election of officers, and the certification of the executive board. For a copy of the agenda packet or a full list of public meetings held by the GNRC, visit www.GNRC.org or contact Angie Hutchison at 615-880-3904.  GNRC is an EEO/AA/AOA agency.


Posted on: 17 Sep, 2018

 

GNRC Issues RFQ for On-Call Planning Services

The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is seeking proposals from firms and/or individuals capable of providing one or more planning services to assist with a major update to the long-range transportation plan, to be adopted as the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and related products for the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

The GNRC administers the Nashville Area MPO, the federally-designated transportation planning agency for Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Through the Nashville Area MPO, local partners develop and manage the region’s long-range transportation plan and short-range transportation improvement program. MPO plans and programs identify and prioritize transportation needs for federal and state funding. Find out more about the MPO at NashvilleMPO.org.

Download the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) packet.


Posted on: 16 Jul, 2018

 

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