Grant Applications


Madeline Rogero
(865) 215-2040

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor's Office

Your 501(c)(3) non-profit organization may apply for a Community Agency Grant if it operates within the City of Knoxville and has been in operation for at least five years. There are two different application forms. One is for organizations seeking a grant within the "Arts and Culture" category and the second is for organizations seeking a grant within the Community and Social Services category.

DEADLINE: Applications due by 4 p.m. on February 26, 2016

For more information about these applications, please click here or contact Indya Kincannon at 865-215-2267 or

Community Development

The Homeless Grant 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). This grant program funds activities in the City of Knoxville that meet the high priority need (under the 2015-2019 Five Year Consolidated Plan) of reducing and ending homelessness.. A MANDATORY Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop will be held Feb. 11, 2016 at the O'Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street, at 11:00 AM.

DEADLINE: Applications due by 12 noon on February 19, 2016

For more information about this application, please click here or contact Linda Rust at 865-215-2120 or email

Community Development

The City of Knoxville Community Development Office is providing an incentive program to improve the façades of certain types of buildings within targeted redevelopment areas. By bettering the appearance of building façades, the program serves to improve the economic viability of these areas. Better aesthetics increase property values, improve the marketability of space within the buildings and draw business and residents to the area.

Learn more about the Façade Improvement Program

Parks and Recreation

The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department accepts applications for its Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits. 

The grants are available to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) status community groups, homeowner associations, schools, scout troops and other organizations. 

DEADLINE: Applications due by 4:30 p.m. on September 16, 2016

For more information about this application, please click here or call 865-215-2091.