**UPDATE** 2021 Winter Tennessee Housing Trust Fund Competitive Grants Program Applicants

During this time of COVID-19, in recognition of possible difficulties experienced while trying to obtain required notarized signatures on Board Disclosure Forms, THDA has extended the deadline for submission of notarized Board Disclosure Forms.

If you are unable to obtain notarized signatures by the grant due date of 12/10/2020, please submit a copy of the signed (but not notarized) Disclosure forms with your grant application.

The due date for submission of signed and notarized Board Disclosure Forms has been extended to 11:59 PM CDT, Monday, January 11, 2021.

All other parts of the grant application are still due by 11:59 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2020. The application and required attachments must be uploaded to the EDT- Web Transfer Client System as one document. Email for access to the site. The organization name and name and email address of agency staff uploading the application will be needed for access to the portal.

All applicants must still upload the latest financial audit to the Participant Management Information System (PIMS) and all non-profit applicants must upload organizational documents to PIMS as indicated on the non-profit checklist.

For questions please contact Toni Shaw at or 615-815-2034


To develop and/or preserve rental housing for low- and very-low income households, the elderly, and those with special needs. Examples of special needs populations include the disabled, ex-offenders, victims of domestic abuse, and youth aging out of foster care.

Who Can Apply?

Cities, counties, non-profit agencies, public housing authorities, development districts, and other State agencies

Private citizens - Private citizens cannot access this program directly.

Eligible Activities

  • New construction
  • Acquisition of land upon which rental housing will be built
  • Acquisition of existing rental units
  • Rehabilitation of existing units
  • Conversion of non-residential units to residential units

What Type of Funds are Available?

Approximately $5 million is allocated every year, upon approval by THDA's Board of Directors. These funds come from the Tennessee Housing Trust Fund, which is financed by profits from THDA's mortgage loan program. Funds are awarded based upon a rigorous competitive application and scoring process, with two grant rounds awarded every year: one in the fall and one in the spring. The maximum grant award is $500,000 per grantee, per grant round. There is no minimum.

See the 2020 Spring Award Matrix
See the 2020 Fall Award Matrix
See the 2019 Spring Competitive Grants Awards
See the 2019 Fall Competitive Grants Awards
See the 2018 Spring Competitive Grants Awards
See the 2018 Fall Competitive Grants Awards

Need more information?

Please contact Toni Shaw, Housing Program Manager, at (615) 815-2034 or at