Now Accepting Applications for 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 Applications for Community Agency Grants

Posted: 01/23/2023
The City of Knoxville is now accepting applications from local non-profit organizations for grant funding available through the Community Agency Grant (CAG) program for Fiscal Year 2023-24, which begins July 1, 2023. 

During Mayor Indya Kincannon’s administration, Council has approved more than $5.3 million in CAG funding to support dozens of arts & culture partners, non-profit service providers, youth-serving organizations, and other local partners that serve and connect Knoxville residents.

Applicants are asked to illustrate how their activities and programs help the City meet its core goals and priorities: public safety; healthy and connected neighborhoods; sustainability and thriving businesses; and good jobs. 

Applying agencies must operate within Knoxville city limits, be certified as a nonprofit for a minimum of five years, and be registered as a charitable organization with Tennessee Secretary of State or have a current exemption.  

CAG funding has two categories “Arts and Culture" and “Community and Social Services.” 

Arts and Culture includes museums, arts organizations, and groups that present and promote the performing arts and cultural experiences from a variety of heritages and backgrounds. Community and Social Services include organizations that meet a variety of community needs. Application forms are posted at

All completed and signed applications must be submitted by mail, in person or electronically by 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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