Neighborhood Small Grants Program

Neighborhood Coordinator

David Massey
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 528
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The Neighborhood Small Grants Program (NSGP) strengthens neighborhoods in the City of Knoxville by supporting a wide range of community-based initiatives through grants and technical assistance.

The program is aimed at resident-controlled, resident-led neighborhood groups such as neighborhood watch groups, neighborhood associations, tenant associations, and homeowners associations.

The 2018 funding cycle, now underway, includes these steps and dates:

May 23, 2017: The Office of Neighborhoods issued the 2018 NSGP Guidelines and Application. These documents have been revised since the 2017 cycle.

June 2017: Neighborhood groups intending to apply for a grant must send a representative to a mandatory pre-application workshop. Attendance at one of these two workshops is mandatory in order to apply for the grant:
*** Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-Noon, Public Works Building, 3131 Morris Avenue.
*** Thursday, June 15, 6-8 p.m., Knoxville Station, 301 E. Church Avenue.

July 17, 2017: Applications are due. See documents for details.

August 2017: Members of a citizens evaluation committee, composed of current and former neighborhood leaders, conduct site visits to learn more about each applicant's proposed project.

September 2017: Tentative Awards Announced 

Fourth Quarter 2017: Contracts and Checks Issued

Here are the Guidelines and the Application:
Download the 2018 NSGP Guidelines [PDF]
Download the 2018 NSGP Application Form [PDF]]

Please note that the Application is a fillable PDF, which can be downloaded and filled out on your computer. Save the document periodically and make sure it is working properly.

See the list of grant recipients in the 2016 round [PDF]