~ from the Office of Neighborhoods


Does your neighborhood group have an idea for sprucing up or adding amenities to a local park? City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for its 2020 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants up to $2,500 in matching funds to public parks, spaces, or recreation facilities located within city limits.


If your neighborhood group has 501(c)3, 501(c)4 or 501(c)6 status, or is a homeowner’s association, you can apply! Your neighborhood group can also use a fiscal sponsor of your choice if you do not have non-profit status.


Important deadlines:

* Applications due – Friday, June 26

* Award notifications will be made – July 2020

* Project work must be completed by Friday, January 22, 2021


The 2020 Challenge Grant Application is now available online.


If you have questions, please call 311 or 865-215-4311.