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  Local organizations working to interrupt violence in Knoxville are invited to apply for grant funding now available through the City of Knoxville Office of Community Safety.

Grants are available through two programs:

Spring Break Opportunity Youth Engagement Micro-Grant
(Deadline 4:30 p.m. on Jan 27, 2022)

Youth Violence Prevention Week Micro-Grant
(Deadline 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2022)
Community Safety
LaKenya Middlebrook, Director

The Office of Community Safety was created in August 2021 with Mayor Indya Kincannon appointing LaKenya Middlebrook as the City’s first-ever Director of Community Safety.

Middlebrook and her office leads violence interruption strategies, coordinates safety innovation and collaboration among City Departments, and enhances partnerships with on-the-ground people and organizations who are working to make Knoxville safer. 
As Community Safety Director, Middlebrook will have bi-weekly meetings with Mayor Kincannon and Chief Thomas, regularly scheduled meetings with the full cabinet, work closely with the City’s Community Empowerment Department and coordinate resources with others on the front lines working to keep our neighborhoods safe.


The Office of Community Safety will announce grant opportunities in January 2022.