City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department
06/25/21 4:30 PM
Grants to Tennessee nonprofit organizations, schools, community groups, homeowner associations, and other organizations to enhance local recreational facilities and parks in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support projects that are open to the general public and located in an existing city park, greenway, or other area used for recreational purposes. Funded projects must be located within the City of Knoxville.
Each year the City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department partners with local groups and organizations to make improvements and additions to public parks and public recreation facilities in the City by awarding a number of matching Challenge Grants.
The intent of the grant program is to enhance public parks and recreational facilities, so any project that would make a place look nicer, be safer, or add a new component to an already existing place would be eligible for a Challenge Grant. The project submitted must be located in an existing city park, greenway, or other public recreational area and be a place that is generally open to the public and used for recreation.
In past years, grants have been used for playground equipment, water fountains, benches and landscaping.
In order to receive a grant, the projects are preferred to be on City-owned or -leased property, but must be related to a facility that is available to all residents on a yearly basis.
GrantWatch ID#: 161853
Approved projects will be awarded a specific grant amount that will not exceed $2,500.
Organizations that are awarded a Challenge Grant will have until Friday, January 21, 2022 to complete their project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications can be mailed or emailed to:
City of Knoxville
Parks and Recreation Department
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
For questions about the process please call (865) 215-1733.
Sheryl Ely, Parks and Recreation Director
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
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