Knox County Tennessee

Knox County Grants and Community Development is responsible for the administration and oversight of a variety of programs funded through local, state, and federal grant dollars. The department is divided into three divisions: Community Development, Community Service, and Public Safety. Our mission is to effectively utilize grant funding to support programs committed to creating opportunities, for every resident of Knox County, to thrive in an engaged and vibrant community.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program – U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Emergency Rental Assistance program provides rent and utility help to renters in Knox County impacted by the pandemic. To learn more or apply for the program, click here.

Housing and Public Service Program – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Housing and public service programs are focused on increasing affordable housing for low- to moderate- income residents and providing a variety of services in the prevention of and response to homelessness. Additional information about HUD program funding is available here.

Knox County Defined Service Program – Locally Funded

Defined service programs use grant funds to contract with local nonprofit agencies who provide services and programs which support the Mayor’s priorities of jobs, education, and recreation.

Public Safety Program – U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Public safety programs are focused on enhancing fire and rescue services in Knox County and supporting other public safety departments in Homeland Security District 2 by providing emergency responder equipment, training, and exercises.

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Program – U.S. Department of the Treasury

State and local fiscal recovery funding provides for a wide variety of projects focused on Knox County’s economic recovery from the pandemic. The Knox County 2022 Recovery Plan is available here.

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Grants and Community Development

City County Building
Suite 630
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-3980
Fax: 865-215-3997

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm