January 18, 2005 - The City of Knoxville will
be accepting applications from non-profit organizations and public
agencies for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds made available
to the City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The grants are designed to help fund projects related to neighborhood
stabilization, crime prevention and safety; housing rehabilitation;
home ownership; job creation and the homeless and chronic homeless.
About $700,000 is available for distribution.
A mandatory technical assistance workshop for potential applicants
will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Williams
Creek Golf "Wee" Course, at 2335 Dandridge Ave. Applications
from organizations that do not have a representative at this workshop
will not be considered for funding.
For agencies that require further assistance, City staff will provide
individual assistance to agencies interested in applying on Feb.
1 and Feb. 3 at the City County Building. To reserve a time on these
days, please contact Marcy Griffin at 865-215-3900.
Completed application forms must be received no later than 4 p.m.
on Thursday, Feb. 17. For more information contact: contact Diana
Lobertini, Marcy Griffin, or Kevin DuBose at 865-215-2120.