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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. 

The general timeline is as follows:

May/June: Mandatory workshops are held.

End of July: Applications are due. See documents for details.

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 2020 NSGP Guidelines [PDF]
Download the 2020 NSGP Application Form [PDF]
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.