Competitive Grants Program


THDA's Tennessee Housing Trust Fund Competitive Grants are awarded to agencies for the purpose of developing and/or preserving rental housing for low- and very-low income households, the elderly, and those with special needs. Examples of special needs populations include the disabled, formerly incarcerated individuals, victims of domestic abuse, and youth aging out of foster care. This page provides general information regarding the TN Housing Trust Fund Competitive Grants Program. For more information about applying for a grant during an open grant round, refer to the Competitive Grants Administrators page.

Who Can Apply:

Cities, Counties, Non-profit Agencies, Public Housing Authorities, Development Districts, and other State Agencies. (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 $4 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 annually based upon a rigorous competitive application and scoring process. The maximum grant award is $600,000 per grantee, per grant round. There is no minimum.

2024 Grant Round

2024 Grant Round Award Matrix
2024 THTF Competitive Grants Program Description
2024 THTF Competitive Grants NOFA

Past Funding Awards

2022 Winter Award Funding Matrix
2022 Summer Award Matrix
2021 Winter Award Matrix
2020 Spring Award Matrix
2020 Fall Award Matrix

    Need more information?

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