First Tennessee Human Resource Agency
The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency provides services to the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee. The Basic service area covers 2,866.3 square miles, with a population of 583,465. The core counties are Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington.
The FTHRA’s financial management system is prescribed by the Comptroller of the Treasury of the State of Tennessee. The Division of State Audit or a designated private audit firm performs a general audit of the financial records of the FTHRA annually.
The FTHRA is funded through federal and state grants, private foundations, local city, town, county funding, client fees, public and private donations, volunteer service, area United Ways, and fundraisers.