Public Notice

Rutherford County Government is anticipating applying for the CDBG-CV Addressing Food Insecurity grant opportunity announced by the TN Department of Economic & Community Development. The county is moving forward with the collaborative application process. This project is to purchase equipment and supplies to increase the food distribution and capacity of local nonprofits that prepare and/or provide food and have food pantry facilities to service low- and moderate-income families.  Eligible agencies can apply through the county’s RFP process. 

Please contact Reba Carleton [email protected] if you are interested in this opportunity and a copy of the RFP.

If Rutherford County is awarded this funding, the county will purchase the requested equipment and supplies to be distributed to the participating partner agencies. Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, and conditions.

Interested agencies, churches and food pantries can find additional information on the TNECD website:


Timeline/Key Information (subject to change)


RFP Released

December 7, 2022

Questions or comments due

December 16, 2022

Proposals Submission Deadline

January 5, 2023 /4:00 PM CST

Mandatory Public Meeting for comments

January 10, 2023 5:00 PM CST at the Main Chamber of the Historic Courthouse

Proposal Approvals to be submitted with county’s application announced

January 16, 2023

Execution of CDBG-CV Addressing Food Insecurity Grant Assistance Agreement

January 20, 2023

Anticipated Award (if successful) Start Date

February 2023