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TN nonprofits: Apply now for $150 million in COVID grants

Second Harvest steps up to administer grants for emergency food assistance


  • Informational Zoom session – Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Application deadline – Aug. 15

A new, $150 million grant pool is open to 501(c)(3) organizations with COVID-19 expenses. These Tennessee Community CARES Program grants cover pandemic-related expenses occurring March 1-Nov. 15, 2020.

Nonprofits must apply by Aug. 15.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of six nonprofits working as grant administrators for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources. We encourage any nonprofit providing emergency food assistance to select Second Harvest as your administrator when you apply.  

As an administrator, Second Harvest receives and approves grant applications, and monitors spending of approved programs. Administrators are not eligible for grants.


1. Register for the Tennessee CARES Program Informational Session Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. via Zoom

2. Read more about grant guidelines and FAQs

If you have questions after reading the state’s website, please email us or call Whitney at 615-627-1587 or Bill at 615-627-1563.

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