Now Accepting Public Comments on a Substantial Amendment for CDBG-CV Funding in the 2019 – 20 Annual Action Plan
October 16, 2023 – November 15, 2023

The Tennessee Economic and Community Development (ECD) Agency and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), on behalf of the State of Tennessee, are seeking comments on a proposed substantial amendment to the 2019 – 20 Annual Action Plan. The State of Tennessee previously received approximately $53 million in special funding for the Community Development Block Grant program to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed substantial amendment redistributes $15,587,000 of this funding from previous goals of business support and broadband access to a new goal of parks and outdoor space improvement and the existing goals of addressing food insecurity and childcare assistance. The draft amendment will be posted on from October 16 – November 15, 2023 for public review and comment, along with details for a public hearing on November 13, 2023. A summary of the amendment in English and Spanish will also be available.

For questions and accommodation requests, please email

Ahora aceptamos comentarios del público sobre una enmienda sustancial de los fondos CDBG-CV en el Plan de Acción Anual 2019-20
16 de octubre de 2023 – 15 de noviembre de 2023


La Agencia de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario de Tennessee (ECD) y la Agencia de Desarrollo de Vivienda de Tennessee (THDA), en nombre del Estado de Tennessee, solicitan comentarios sobre una enmienda sustancial propuesta al Plan de Acción Anual 2019-20. El Estado de Tennessee recibió anteriormente aproximadamente $53 millones en fondos especiales para el programa de Subsidio en Bloque para Desarrollo Comunitario en respuesta a los impactos de la pandemia de COVID-19. La enmienda sustancial propuesta redistribuye $15,587,000 de estos fondos de los objetivos anteriores de apoyo a las empresas y acceso a banda ancha a un nuevo objetivo de mejora de parques y espacios exteriores y los objetivos existentes de resolución de la inseguridad alimentaria y asistencia para cuidados infantiles. El borrador de la enmienda se publicará en del 16 de octubre al 15 de noviembre de 2023 para la evaluación y los comentarios del público, junto con los detalles de una audiencia pública que tendrá lugar el 13 de noviembre de 2023. También se encontrará disponible un resumen de la enmienda en inglés y español.

Por cualquier pregunta y solicitud de adaptación, escriba a

Statewide Bicycle Transportation Network Survey

This survey went live today at 12 noon CST July 18th, with a closing time of 5:00p.m. CST on July 29th. We hope to gather input only from local agencies and officials (MPO, RPO, city and county mayors, and possibly local GIS staff) to best design bicycle routes within their communities. We have already gathered input from the public through the 2021 Statewide Active Transportation Plan and will therefore not ask for broader public input.

As part of the 2021 Statewide Active Transportation Plan, the TDOT Multimodal Planning Office is looking to update the decade-old Statewide Bicycle Transportation Network. Through comments and suggestions made in the creation of the 2021 SATP, an initial framework has been made for the new bicycle network. This network will prioritize connections within communities (i.e. grocery, school, work, etc.) that are safe for the context. Initially, routes will be designated along state routes and comments on future connections to local roads and pathways are encouraged to be submitted to us for further development of the network. The Bicycle Route Recommendations Survey is an opportunity to build upon the information already collected from the SATP and specify the best design for the updated network. In order to create the initial routes, Multimodal Planning requests input from local officials and organizations. These local officials are encouraged to consult with their local bicycle advocacy organizations to best inform the bicycle network. This input is invaluable to ensure that TDOT collaborates with and best serves communities across Tennessee.

Link to Live Survey:



South Central Tennessee Development District (SCTDD) is soliciting, by public advertising, competitive offerings for the furnishing of Vintage Trolleys and or services, as described within the RFP. The purpose of the SCTDD Rural Public Transportation Program is to provide an efficient and effective means of travel for the general public using safe and reliable vehicles.

The RFP is intended to provide specifications for purchase of 2 (two) vehicles, with the option of up to 10 (ten) such vehicles directly, or through the assignability clause over a 5 (five) year term.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) can be obtained by clicking here.

Responses will be accepted by online electronic submission or mail carrier.  Online submission email is with Subject:  RFP for Vintage Trolley Bus.  Mailed submissions should be mailed to SCTDD ATTN: RFP for Vintage Trolley Bus, 101 Sam Watkins Blvd, Mt Pleasant, TN 38474. Proposal Deadline is July 25, 2022. Mailed submissions and electronic submissions shall be opened at the office of SCTDD July 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

This project is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.  A combination of federal FTA and state TDOT 5339b funds.

South Central Tennessee Development District does not discriminate and encourages all minority and female firms to apply.  SCTDD reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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