Knox Heritage, with funding from the City of Knoxville’s Preservation Fund, is offering limited “gap funding” to eligible homeowners residing within one of the City of Knoxville’s H-1 Historic Overlay districts.

Knox Heritage will begin accepting applications on July 10. If you receive money, all projects must be completed by December 1, 2019.

The intent of the Gap Fund program is to assist eligible homeowners with “additional costs” that may derive from requirements associated with receiving a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior property repairs, maintenance, or improvements. It will also reimburse the Historic Zoning Commission application fee in full For Level I or II.

This is a reimbursement program that will reimburse a qualifying portion of total project expenses. Applicants must be able to pay for all project costs in advance. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis, based on the date the application is received. Knox Heritage retains the right to approve or deny all applications received.

Read more about qualifying expenses, eligibility, and the application process in the Historic Overlay Gap Fund Overview, 2019.


Fill out the application and mail the completed form to Knox Heritage, P.O. Box 1242, Knoxville, TN, 37901, or email to Hollie Cook at  For questions, please contact Hollie Cook, Director of Education & Technical Services, Knox Heritage, 523-8008, Ext. 3.