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The Neighborhood Small Grants Program (NSGP) strengthens neighborhoods in the City  of Knoxville by supporting a wide range of community-based initiatives through grants and technical assistance.

The program is aimed at resident-controlled, resident-led neighborhood, democratically run groups such as neighborhood watch groups, neighborhood associations, tenant associations, and homeowners associations.

Applications for the 2021 year are available to be viewed but are not ready for submission. 

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the following timeline is on hold.

The general timeline is as follows:

May/June: Mandatory workshops will be:
Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Wednesday, May 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12, 6-8 p.m. 

End of July: 
If you would like someone from the Office of Neighborhoods to review your Grant Application for completeness, it needs to be in our office by 4:30 on Monday, July 20.  ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, JULY 27, AT 4:30 P.M. 

August/September: Members of a citizens evaluation committee, composed of current and former neighborhood leaders, conduct site visits to learn more about each applicant's proposed project.

October/November: Recommendations announced, City Council consideration, and contracts signed for projects that will be carried out the following year.

December: Checks written and received (for those needing one, they will go to fiscal sponsors).

Here are the Guidelines and the Application:
Download the 2021 NSGP Guidelines [PDF]
Download the 2021 NSGP Application Form [PDF]


See the list of grant recipients since 2015.

Other resources neighborhoods might benefit from are listed in our Funder's Guide


Submissions may be subject to public inspection pursuant to the
Tennessee Open Records Act, TENN. CODE ANN. § 10-7-503, et seq.