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. Homeless service providers should apply for the Homeless Grant via Community Development. The Homeless Grant Application will be available February 6, 2017. 

2017 Instruction Letter [PDF]
2017 Arts & Culture Application [PDF]
2017 Community & Social Services Application [PDF]

DEADLINE: Applications due by 4 p.m. on February 24, 2017

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

Community Development

The Homeless Grant Program 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).  The application will be available on this page on February 6, 2017. Those interested in applying for 2017 Homeless Grant Program funds must attend the mandatory Technical Assistance Workshop on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the O'Connor Center, 611 Winona Street.  In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017, same time and location.

DEADLINE: Applications due by 12 noon on February 23, 2017

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: TBD September 2017

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