Now Accepting Public Comments on a Substantial Amendment for CDBG-CV Funding in the 2019-20 Annual Action Plan

August 1-30, 2023

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 some of this funding from previous goals of business support and broadband access to a new goal of parks and outdoor space improvement. The draft amendment will be posted on from August 1-30, 2023 for public review and comment, along with details for a public hearing on August 21, 2023. A summary of the amendment in English and Spanish will also be available. For questions and accommodation requests, please email