Parks and Recreation Accepting Challenge Grant Applications

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Parks and Recreation Accepting Challenge Grant Applications

Posted: 04/09/2019
  2019 CHALLENGE GRANT
  Click here for the 2019 Challenge Grant Application Form [PDF]
   
The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its 2019 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits. 

The grants are available this year to 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and 501(c)6 status community groups, homeowner associations, schools, Scout troops and other organizations. 

Recipients of a challenge grant will be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost of a single project, up to $2,500. 

Previously, challenge grants have been used for projects such as playground equipment, water fountains, benches and landscaping. The Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department has been awarding challenge grants to nonprofit groups for more than 25 years.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 30, 2019. 

Applicants will be notified and announced by Sunday, June 30, 2019.

All project work must be completed by Friday, December 13, 2019.

Click here for the 2019 Challenge Grant Application Form.

For more information about Parks and Recreation, visit www.knoxvilletn.gov/recreation. For questions regarding the Parks and Recreation Challenge Grants, please call 311 or 865-215-4311.