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Student Needs Project

Department of Scholarship Programs and Student Needs

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Student Needs Project
Room:  C2107, General Studies Building  
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.279.7637
Fax:  423.323.0240
Email:  studentneeds@NortheastState.edu
Web:  www.NortheastState.edu/StudentNeedsProject

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The Student Needs Project (SNP) addresses non-academic and socioeconomic factors that impact student success and retention by promoting access to campus and community resources. Campus initiatives focus on early alert, food security, resource development, student emergency funds, and transportation.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Mobile Food Pantry Distribution Dates

Students should submit the Mobile Food Pantry Application at least two days prior to the appropriate distribution date. Only one application should be submitted per semester. In the event classes are canceled or the institution is closed due to severe weather or road conditions, Mobile Food Pantry distributions will be rescheduled for a later date.


  • February 2 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • March 2 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • April 6 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • May 4 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.


  • February 2 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • March 2 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • April 6 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • May 4 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Alternative Food Distributions and Pantries

Students attending the Elizabethton or Johnson City campuses may visit our Blountville or Kingsport distributions to receive assistance or may choose one of the community sites listed below: 

Northeast State Community College is a member of the College & University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA).

A directory of community resources is available here. Community resources are added to the directory after being reviewed by the Student Needs Project staff to determine if the organization's mission is appropriate for inclusion.

Faculty and staff refer students in need by utilizing the Early Alert Referral Form. Staff in appropriate offices will then contact the referred student.

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) provides informational resource links and best-practice Campus User Guides for institutions to assist low-income individuals with enrolling and completing academic credentials. Click here to learn more about the Beyond Financial Aid Initiative and its support from the Lumina™ Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

What is the Student Needs Project? 

The purpose of the Student Needs Project (SNP) is to address non-academic and socioeconomic factors that impact student success and retention by promoting access to campus and community resources.

How is the Student Needs Project funded?

An ad hoc committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members raise funds to support SNP initiatives. All monies are donated to the Northeast State Foundation, which administers various accounts to fund SNP programs.

How can students receive assistance/help from the Student Needs Project?

The Early Alert Referral Form can be completed and submitted online by faculty and/or staff. On the Early Alert Referral Form, under Student Needs Project, Socioeconomic Needs and/or Personal/Emotional Issues box(es) should be checked and a brief explanation of the student's situation included in the "Further information/explanation of referral" box. Student Needs Project staff will follow-up to determine how best to help the student.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the Student Needs Project?

Contact the Office of Scholarship Programs and Student Needs located in Room C2107 of the General Studies Building on the Blountville campus.

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