Youth Violence Prevention Week Micro-Grant

Community Safety and Empowerment Officer

LaKenya Middlebrook
[email protected]
(865) 215-3155

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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  Application for 2024 Youth Violence Prevention Week Micro-Grant [PDF]

Program Guidelines [PDF]

Budget Sheet [EXCEL]
  Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
  2022 Youth Violence Prevention Week Grant Impact Report [PDF]
The City of Knoxville’s top priority is public safety. We especially recognize our collective responsibility to create safe, nurturing environments for children and youth to grow, learn, and play. Youth violence, in all forms, has a devastating effect on youth, families, and communities; reducing youth violence requires collective and collaborative engagement.

The City of Knoxville is seeking to provide grant funding to non-profit and community-based organizations, including smaller organizations, to provide services focused on building awareness, education and prevention related to reducing youth violence.

The City of Knoxville has funding available in this round of grants to be awarded in March 2024 for programming carried out during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, between April 22, 2024 and April 26, 2024. Awards may range between $500 - $3,000 and shall specifically support programming, events, activities, trainings, campaigns, resource development and distribution, or other activities related to participation in and furtherance of the goals of Youth Violence Prevention Week and reduction of violence involving youth. Funded activities may engage youth, adults or the community at-large.

This is a competitive process. Some applications may not be funded, and some may be only partially funded.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024.

A post project report of programs or activities administered, number and demographics of persons served, and impact of programming must be submitted at the end of the grant cycle. 

View program guidelines for full directions, terms and conditions.

Please read the entire program guidelines document before you start filling out your Application.

If you have a question or need help understanding these Guidelines or the Application
call Star Starks at 865-215-4429 or
LaKenya Middlebrook at 865-215-3155.