Emergency Response Resources

In response to the novel COVID-19 crisis and ongoing tornado relief efforts in the greater Nashville area, the Arts & Business Council continues to compile resources for artists and creative entrepreneurs. We will monitor ongoing tornado relief efforts as well as the most recent public health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and provide periodic updates on this page.

Please check back often and contact us with any resources that you’d like us to share, or questions you may have, at info@abcnashville.org.

COVID-19 Resources in Nashville & Tennessee

COVID-19 Emergency Resource Lists

National COVID-19 Relief Funds

Additional Resources

Nashville Tornado Relief Efforts

As our creative sector continues to respond to the impact of the tornadoes on neighborhoods throughout Nashville, the Arts & Business Council is working with community partners to maintain an ongoing list of community-led efforts. This page will be updated regularly with new information, so check back often to stay up-to-date.

General Tornado Relief Resources

Current deadline for FEMA and SBA physical damage loans is May 4 for the tornado. Watch the Tornado Town Hall – East Nashville residents and business owners. for info on FEMA, SBA, Metro Nashville, Legal Aid, Metro Codes, HUD.

  • Contact 211. The 211 Helpline will connect you with shelter, food, clothing, household items and other resources. Call 211, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit uw211.org. Available 24/7.
  • The mayor’s office has established official Disaster Assistance Centers at the following locations:
    • Hermitage Community Center, 3720 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076
    • Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
    • East Park Community Center, 600 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
  • Register with FEMA. No matter how severe, if you have been impacted by the March 3 tornado, you should register with FEMA to apply for federal disaster assistance. Download the FEMA mobile app, go to DisasterAssistance.gov or visit one of the Disaster Assistance Centers listed above.
  • Find recovery resources for artists and arts organizations through Metro Arts
  • Find recovery resources for businesses through the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is now accepting applications for the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund at tornadoresponse.com

Volunteer and Donate to Tornado Relief


To add to this page, or to submit an update, email us at info@abcnashville.org.