The Tennessee Economic and Community Development (ECD) Agency and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), on behalf of the State of Tennessee, are seeking comments on a proposed substantial amendment to the 2019-20 Annual Action Plan. The State of Tennessee previously received approximately $53 million in special funding for the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed substantial amendment redistributes $15,587,000 of this funding from previous goals of business support and broadband access to a new goal of parks and outdoor space improvement and the existing goals of addressing food insecurity and childcare assistance. The draft amendment will be posted on thda.org/research-reports/consolidated-planning from Oct. 16 -Nov. 15, 2023 for public review and comment, along with details for a public hearing on Nov. 13, 2023. A summary of the amendment in English and Spanish will also be available.
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