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The City will post current grant opportunities on this page when available. The annual grant cycle for ESG and CDBG funding begins each February.  HOME grants are available year-round.

If you would like to be added to the contact list for future notifications of grant opportunities,
please email Hope Ealey at [email protected]


The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services. Individuals with a disability who require an accommodation in order to participate may contact the City of Knoxville’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Brewer Cook at 865-215-2034 or [email protected] no less than 72 business hours (3 business days) prior. If you have Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and want to request language translation services, contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected], or 865-215-3100 at least 72 hours (3 days) prior.

The City of Knoxville administers several grants using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning Development (CPD) Funds.

Grants Administration photo CDBG - Community Development Block Grant

The CDBG Entitlement Program aims to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons (<80% AMI).

View CDBG Resources [PDF]

Contact information: Hope Ealey at [email protected]

HOME - HOME Investment Partnerships Grant

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula grants to states and localities to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people.

View HUD.gov/HudPrograms/Home-Program

Contact information: Beth Bacon at [email protected]

ESG - Emergency Solutions Grant

The ESG program helps individuals and families quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.  Activities must fall into five specific component categories:  Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention, Street Outreach, or Emergency Shelter and Services.

View Homeless Grant Resources [PDF]

Contact information: Bailey Walker at [email protected]

  • Reduce and Prevent Homelessness
  • Stabilize and Revitalize Neighborhoods
  • Create Economic Opportunity
  • Enhance the Availability, Accessibility, and Quality of Affordable Housing


Learn more about current plans and archives.


Learn more about Section 3 of the Housing and Development Act 


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