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Community Development Department Annual Action Plan
Public Meeting - January 12, 2017  
View Presentation [PDF]


While the of City of Knoxville's Department of Community Development is not taking applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2017-2018 program year, the City is seeking applicants for the 2017 Homeless Grant Program, for programs beginning July 1, 2017.

Organizations/agencies may submit Homeless Grant Program applications to fund services that:

• Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
• Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
• Help operate emergency shelters;
• Provide essential services to shelter residents;
• Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and
• Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

The Homeless Grant Program may include funding from multiple sources – the City of Knoxville, Tennessee Housing and Development Agency (THDA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Those interested in applying for 2017 Homeless Grant Program funds must attend the mandatory Technical Assistance Workshop on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the O'Connor Center, 611 Winona Street.  In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017, same time and location.

Applications are due to the City of Knoxville's Community Development Department by 12:00 Noon on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Homeless Grant Program Application [2017 Homeless Grant Application]
Homeless Grant Program Instructions [2017 Homeless Grant Instructions PDF]
Homeless Grant Application Exhibit [2017 Homeless Grant Exhibit PDF]

The City of Knoxville works collaboratively with community efforts and strategies to prevent, reduce and end homelessness. For more information about the application and funding process, please call Linda Rust at 865-215-2357 or email lrust@knoxvilletn.gov.

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