Approximately $35 million in funds are being made available to entities in a directed effort to address specific concerns impacting the quality of life of older Tennesseans. Derived from the settlement of two Davidson County Chancery Court cases, the funds are being allocated through a grant process. In the Order specifying how the funds were to be allocated, the Court directed that these funds be utilized in Tennessee “on a statewide basis with local impacts” in four specific areas : (1) affordable senior housing; (2) senior dental; (3) senior transportation; and (4) legal assistance for seniors.
Entities and organizations (not-for-profits and governmental entities) are invited to apply for the funds through an open solicitation process. There will be a set evaluation process; ultimate approval of the final grantees will be made by the Court.
In order to apply, organizations and entities must submit a grant application no later than July 31,
2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. Complete grant application information and a link to the online application are available at the following website: http://chanceryclerkandmaster.nashville.gov/. The application information is located on a second banner that will appear at the top left hand side of the website.
An informational webinar about the grant application process will be conducted on June 6, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. Signup information for the webinar will be made available at http://chanceryclerkandmaster.nashville.gov/ and all interested organizations and entities are strongly encouraged to attend.
Due to the grant process, any questions regarding the grant itself must be in writing and must follow the requirements found in the grant application materials available on the website.