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Grants to Tennessee Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Affordable Housing for Low-Income Residents

IMPORTANT DATES:

Conference Date

01/12/22

Application Deadline

03/11/22 4:00 PM CST Receipt

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ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Tennessee

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2022 HOME Urban/Rural Grant Funding

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA)


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #167520

Grant Description

Grants to Tennessee nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for affordable housing for low-income residents and families. Funding will support the rehabilitation, preservation, and production of single-family housing units. Grants may be used for homeownership programs; CHDO operating expenses, developer’s fees and CHDO proceeds; and project soft costs. Eligible projects are those that take place in the following jurisdictions: Clarksville, Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville-Davidson County, Knox County, Shelby County, and the Northeast Tennessee/Virginia Consortium (the cities of Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bluff City, Sullivan County, and Washington County, excluding the Town of Jonesborough).

Eligible Activities:

There are specific eligible activities under the HOME Program that must address the housing needs of low-income households.

Housing includes (1) on-site, stick built housing, (2) manufactured housing (3) modular housing as permitted under each eligible activity.

Housing does not include emergency shelters (including shelters for disaster victims) or facilities such as nursing homes, convalescent homes, hospitals, residential treatment facilities, correctional facilities, and dormitories, including those for farm workers or housing for students.

Eligible housing activities include:

  1. Homeowner Rehabilitation Program
  2. Project Soft Costs

For information about eligible activities, see the following link: https://thda.org/pdf/2022-HOME-Urban-Rural-Program-Description-Final.pdf#page=5

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The State of Tennessee, through THDA, will accept applications for the HOME program from cities, counties, and private, non-profit organizations.

1. To be eligible, a non-profit organization must meet one of the two following criteria:
a) All private, non-profit organizations must be organized and existing in the State of Tennessee (as evidenced by a Certificate of Existence from the Tennessee Secretary of State, dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to the application date). Or;
b) Be organized and existing under the laws of another state and be qualified to do business in Tennessee (as evidenced by a Certificate of Existence from the other state’s Secretary of State dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to the application date and by a Certificate of Authorization to do business in Tennessee from the Tennessee Secretary of State, dated no more than thirty (30) days prior to the application date).
2. Demonstrate at least two (2) years of experience providing affordable housing or affordable housing related services in the state of Tennessee satisfactory to THDA, in its sole discretion.
3. Have no part of its net earnings inuring to the benefit of anymember, founder, contributor or individual;
4. Have among its purposes the provision of decent housing that is affordable to low-income and moderate-income persons, as evidenced in its charter, articles of incorporation, resolutions orby-laws, and experience in the provision of housing to low income households;
5. Have standards of financial accountability that conform to 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Audit Requirements and Cost Principles; and
6. Have an IRS designation under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the federal tax code. A 501(c)(3) non-profit applicant may not submit an application until they have received their designated from the IRS. A 501(c)(4) non-profit applicant must provide documentation satisfactory to THDA, in its sole discretion, that the non-profit has filed the necessary materials with the IRS and received a response from the IRS demonstrating 501(c)(4) status.

Additional Geographic Information:

Local participating jurisdictions (Local PJs) are those local governments in Tennessee that receive HOME funds directly from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Local PJs are Clarksville, Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville-Davidson County, Knox County, Shelby County, and the Northeast Tennessee/Virginia Consortium (the cities of Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Bluff City, Sullivan County, and Washington County, excluding the Town of Jonesborough).

Pre-proposal Conference:

THDA will hold (2) virtual application workshops on the dates and times below.

1/7/2022 Via: WebEx virtual meeting platform
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

1/12/2022 Via: WebEx Virtual Meeting Platform
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

If you or your representative(s) wish to attend one of these workshops please reply via email to Aaron Toran ASAP at the email address listed below.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the HOME program must be received by THDA on or before 4:00 PM CST on Friday, March 11, 2022.

THDA anticipates notifying successful applicants by May 1, 2022.

HOME awards will be in the form of a reimbursement grant.

Application Information: https://thda.org/government-nonprofit-partners/home-program/home-program-applications-and-information?token=GLkX9Ej9Vi0LMcr7SQ1sVAxEIelKuNdh

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$8,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

An applicant must apply for at least $100,000 and may apply for a maximum HOME grant of $750,000. There is a $1,000,000 limit on the amount of HOME funds that can be awarded in any one county.

Term of Contract:

HOME contracts for applicants funded under the Urban or Rural Matrices will begin July 1, 2022 and will end June 30, 2025.

Contact Information:

Apply Online: https://thda.org/government-nonprofit-partners/participant-information-management-system-pims

If you have questions, please call Aaron Toran at (615) 815-2037 or email at atoran@thda.org.

Or contact Bill Lord, Assistant Director of Community Programs (615) 815-2018 or at blord@thda.org

Community Programs Office
502 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243
General Information: 615-815-2200
Toll Free: 800-228-THDA

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