Chattanooga Area African American Business Assessment Survey

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is leading an important effort to better support the growth of African American business owners through the newly established ULGC Center for Economic and African American Business Success.

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Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide. To find out if you qualify, view the COVID-19 funeral assistance program policy.

Rental Assistance Programs

Tennessee Program Details

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is now accepting applications from both renters and landlords for the COVID-19 Rent Relief program.


  • Renters can get help with rent and utilities including electric bills (internet, telephone, and cable TV are not eligible).

  • EPB can provide customers with the documentation they needed to get assistance with electric bills – simply call us at (423) 648-1372 anytime.

  • Both renters and landlords can initiate the application process. 

  • Who is eligible? Renters who have experienced economic hardship beginning on or after March 13, 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and who meet eligibility requirements (see below for income requirements).

  • Can I get help if I’ve maxed out LiHEAP and other resources? Yes

  • Can I use this funding to catch up on back bills? Yes -- you can receive funding to pay bills dating back to March 2020.

  • How do I apply? You must apply online through THDA –

Apply Now: Funds are extremely limited and available first-come-first-served, so

please encourage people in need to apply now through the THDA web site.

Income limits by household size

Georgia Program Details

The state of Georgia has announced a similar program. Read here for more information