City Accepting Community Agency Grants

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
[email protected]
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City Accepting Community Agency Grants

Posted: 01/17/2019
The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in receiving Community Agency Grant (CAG) funding for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which begins July 1, 2019.

Through Community Agency Grants, the City provides funding for both capital and operating purposes to a number of arts organizations and social service agencies. Last year, the City allocated $1.6 million in grant funding to 68 organizations for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, approved by City Council in spring 2018.

Qualifying non-profits will be those that operate within the City of Knoxville and have been in operation for at least five years. Community Agency Grant funding applicants will choose between "Arts and Culture" or “Community and Social Services” and download the appropriate form at

Arts and Culture organizations granted funding this fiscal year include museums, fine arts organizations, and groups that present and promote the performing arts and cultural experiences from a variety of heritages and backgrounds. Current recipients of funding for Community and Social Services include local organizations that support the physical and mental health and well-being of city residents.

“Community Agency Grant funding helps area non-profits provide programs and services that respond to our residents’ needs and enrich their lives,” said Jennifer Searle, Special Program Manager for the City of Knoxville.

Providers of services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness may apply for a Homeless Grant, starting Friday, Feb. 1, via the City’s Community Development Department at (look under “Current Grant Opportunities”).

Submission deadlines for both the Community Agency Grant and Homeless Grant programs is Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. The City will not consider any application postmarked or received after the deadline. An optional informational meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 31.

For additional information about the City of Knoxville's Community Agency Grant program, or to obtain an application, visit or contact Jennifer Searle at [email protected] or 865-215-2267.