GNRC’s annual budget is comprised of revenue from state and federal grants awarded to the organization to carry out a variety of programs and services aimed at improving the region’s economy and quality of life through investments in planning and coordination, social services, and infrastructure. Many of those state and federal grants require local matching funds. Matching funds are provided through a combination of local membership dues, program revenue, and an allocation from the Tennessee State budget. Membership dues are paid by city and county governments at a rate of 31 cents per capita based on recent U. S. Census population estimates.
State Funding Sources:
State grants account for 25 percent of GNRC's total revenue.
Tennessee Arts Commission
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD)
Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD)
Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Department of Finance
Bureau of TennCare
Department of Tourist Development
Department of Transportation (TDOT)
Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR)