Coronavirus Relief Funds
Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), the CARES Act provides payments to state, local and tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The total CRF funding allocated to the state of Tennessee is approximately $2.36 billion.
Governor Bill Lee appointed the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group to create a strategic spending plan that maximizes CRF to ensure local needs are met while also safeguarding the health and wellbeing of Tennesseans. The overall goal of this action plan is to meet the needs of our citizens in the most efficient way possible, while also ensuring that the state and those seeking relief comply with federal regulations and guidelines.
Tennessee CARES Act Management System (TN CAMS)
The Tennessee CARES Act Management System (TN CAMS) is our state system of record for CRF programs. Through TN CAMS, citizens can submit applications (where necessary), requests for funding and upload required support documents.
The first two programs announced by Governor Lee were designed to support local governments and non-profit 501c3 organizations.
On July 20, 2020 Governor Lee announced an additional $115 million for Local Governments to support COVID-19 response. Details on these funds can be found here.
On July 21, 2020 Governor Lee announced that Tennessee’s nonprofit organizations will be eligible to apply for $150 million in grant funds for COVID-19 recovery efforts. Details on the nonprofit grants can be found here.
As additional aid for recovery efforts are announced, Tennesseans will be able to gain access to information about these programs here.