January 11, 2008 - Applications for funding
under the City of Knoxville's Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Act
programs are now available.
Application packets can be obtained at the Community Development Division,
5th floor, City/ County Building and on the City's web-site at www.cityofknoxville.org/citygrants
ESG funds are available for projects that assist homeless
persons in accordance with the Knoxville-Knox County Ten Year Plan
to End Chronic Homelessness. HOME funding is available to
certified Community Housing Development Organizations for housing
related activities, including housing development and improvement.
Due to an anticipated decrease in CDBG funding for fiscal
year 2008-2009, and no carry-over funds from previous years, the
City of Knoxville will only fund subrecipient projects in 2008-09
that provide specific "essential services" to the community
on behalf of the Community Development Division. housing improvement projects, including emergency home
repair and minor home repair
CDBG funds will be available to non-profit and public agencies for
the following projects:
home buyer education
planning and design technical assistance to non-profit
and community organizations
management of the homeless information and tracking system.
Both CDBG and HOME funding must be used to assist people who meet
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's low to moderate
income limits (currently $43,850 for a family of four).
All applications are due by 12:00 (noon) on Monday, February
Mandatory technical assistance workshops for applicants will be
held at the Charles W. Cansler YMCA at 616 Jessamine Street.
Workshop date and times are:
ESG - Friday, January 25 9:00 a.m.
CDBG - Friday January 25 10:00 a.m.
HOME/CHDO - Friday, January 25 11:00 a.m
Workshop attendance is mandatory for all applicants and funding
sources. Applications from agencies not attending the appropriate
workshop(s) will not be considered for funding.
A Public Meeting will be held on January 24, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
at the Charles W. Cansler YMCA at 616 Jessamine Street. This meeting
will provide an opportunity for community members to give City
staff input about community development, housing and homeless
needs and issues.
For further information or to have an application package sent
to you, please call (865) 215-2120.