August 16, 2011 -
The City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for its 2011/12 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.
A total of $25,000 is available this year to community groups, homeowner associations, schools, Scout troops and other organizations. The City will reimburse 50 percent of the cost of a single project, up to $2,500.
Previously, the grants have been used for playground equipment, water fountains, benches and landscaping.
Applications and grant parameters are available at www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/challengegrant.pdf or at 865-215-2017. The deadline for applications is September 15.