Grants and Application Cycles

Housing Developers in Tennessee have many grant funding opportunities available to them. However, it can be daunting to identify what grants are available, who to contact, how much and when the application cycle applies. Please review the list below to review what grant opportunities may apply to your needs.

While the management of this website will make every reasonable effort to keep the information on this page current, we do want site visitors to be aware that the specifics of each grant opportunity are subject to change at any time.

Note: If you are aware of a grant that is not posted here, please notify us, via our "Contact Us" email system, or call 615-532-4651.

Federal Home Loan Bank
W. Jeff Reynolds
513-852-7615
$20,000,000 available - grant/loan
Match required
Rehabilitation, acquisition, and construction
April And September

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services- Housing Dollars - Bob Currie
615-532-4651
$2,500,000 available - grant
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction, support services, operation
Match required
March 1

Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Funds 1.) Supportive Housing Program, 2.) Shelter plus Care and 3.) Single-room Occupancy
Mary Wilson or Brenda Therry
865-545-4391
$9,400,000 available - grant
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction, support services, operation
Match required
Around June 1

Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Dollars State/Local
Jane Boles 615-741-2400 or Mary Wilson/Brenda Therry 865-545-4391
$17,000,000 available - grant
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction
Match not required
Due in March

AFL-CIO
Bob Currie
615-532-4651
$250,000,000 over 5 years - grant (one-time)
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction, support services, operation
Match required
On-going

THDA Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Edd Yandell
615-741-2490
$6,854,418 Equity
Acquisition, construction, rehabilitation
Match not required
Late March

Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 8 Vouchers for Persons with Disabilities Local Housing Authority Section 8 Administration
$4,800,000 - grant (Rental Subsidy)
Rental Subsidies Per Person
Match not required
Date Varies

Department of Housing and Urban Development Interfaith Partnerships
Loyd Lamois
202-708-2404
$10,000,000 - grant (Nationally) (one-time)
Support Services
Match not required
Date Undecided

Regular Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 8 Vouchers Local Housing Authority Section 8 Administration
$6,000,000 Rental Subsidy
Rental Subsidies Per Person
Match not required
Date Varies

Department of Housing and Urban Community Development Block Grant
Paula Lovett / Jeff Bolton
615-741-7306
$30,157,000 - grant
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction
Match not required
Applications being submitted in February

Department of Housing and Urban Development Homes $1.00 Local HUD Director
Dollar amount depends on Housing Availability
Acquisition
Match not required
As Available

Section 811 Local HUD Director
Dollar amount Varies Depending on Funding Appropriated
Acquisition, Operation, Construction, Rehabilitation
Match not required
Due in June

National Private Foundation 
Bob Currie 
615-532-4651
Dollar Ranges Vary - Grants
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction, support services, operation
Matches sometimes required
Date Varies

Fannie Mae
Ralph Perrey or Julaine Harris
615-252-4160
Dollar Varies - Loans and grants
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction
Match required
Date Varies

Faith In Action - A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
877-324-8411
$35,000 - grant
Operation
Match not required
Quarterly

Kresge Foundation
248-643-9630
$150,000 - $600,000 - grant
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction
Match not required
December, March, June and September

SHOP funding available from HAC
Sue Phillips
413-527-6053
Up to $10,000 - forgivable loans (one-time)
Acquisition, construction
Match not required
August 30

Section 502 Program Local U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Manager
$1,100,000 - Loan (one-time)
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction
Match not required
Date On-going

Section 504 Program Local U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Manager
$35,000,000 - grant or loan
Rehabilitation
Match not required
Date On-going

Section 515 Programs Local U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Manager
$100,000,000 - Loan (one-time)
Acquisition, operation
Match not required
Date On-going

Mayor's Office of Affordable Housing/Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency (MDHA)/Nashville Housing Fund Hank Helton
615-880-1891
$300,000 - Loan (one-time)
Development research
Match not required
Date On-going

MetLife Foundation Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing/Supportive Housing/Property and Asset Management Samia Malak
410-772-2436
Up to $25,000 - grant (one-time)
Rehabilitation, acquisition, construction, support services, operation, development research
Match not required
Date August 15