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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced the application process is open for non-competitive grants from the federal American Rescue Plan

Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the state officials, the funds are targeted for improving water infrastructure in communities throughout Tennessee.

Officials have announced that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will review, evaluate and recommend grant awards within 30 days of receiving a complete grant proposal and application.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will announce grant awards and execute contracts within 60 days of the recommendations. Grant applicants should anticipate project management discussions with TDEC during the process.

TDEC Commissioner David Salyers released the following statement:

“We have an opportunity to greatly enhance our water infrastructure in communities across our state. These funds can go a long way, although our need for water infrastructure improvements still greatly exceeds what is covered in this plan. We look forward to what these funds will bring to deserving communities.”

Funds from the ARP must be obligated by Dec. 31, 2024 and expended by Dec. 31, 2026.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s non-competitive grant manual can be found at this link

Those interested in submitting formal applications should visit the TDEC Online Grants Management System.