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:  423.323.0215

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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.

Mobile Food Pantry


  • September 12 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • October 10 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • November 14 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • January 30 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • February 13 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • March 17 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • April 9 - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM


  • September 12 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • October 10 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • November 14 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • January 30 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • February 13 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • March 17 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM
  • April 9 - 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Alternative Food Distributions and Pantries

Students attending the Elizabethton or Johnson City campuses may visit our Blountville or Kingsport distributions to receive assistance or research other community food pantry locations at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.

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

A directory of community resources is available. 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.

Community Resources

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) provides informational resource links and best-practice Campus User Guides for institutions to assist income-limited 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?

A Student Referral System form can be completed and submitted online by faculty and/or staff. On the Student Alerts Form, the Student Needs Project, Socioeconomic Needs and/or Personal Counseling, 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.

Northeast State provides a dedicated staff member to help students understand the provisions pertaining to the financial aid eligibility of homeless students. The College's homeless-student liaison is Cathy Phillips, Financial Aid Process Specialist. Please contact Cathy at 423.279.3684 or for assistance with financial aid application processes and referrals to campus resources and community resources for homeless students.

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

Click the link below to refer students to support services:
Click to Submit a Student Referral

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