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Community Coalition Grant Program Announced 

Community Coalition Grant Program Announced 

City of Memphis Allocates CDBG Funds to Support Community Coalitions and Enhance Citizen Engagement

(MEMPHIS, TENN – June 14, 2023) – City of Memphis, Division, Housing and Community Development has set aside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Community Coalition Grant Program. This technical assistance program will support recommendations of the Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan to support, build, and expand community coalitions to broaden civic engagement. 

The program will provide grants to neighborhood associations, watch groups, and other community organizations that are certified as non-profits with the goal of ensuring city residents and communities continue to be engaged and set priorities for their neighborhoods. Applicants must have served the community for the last three years and commit to serving on the community coalition up to five hours monthly. The City Council also seeks to establish a formal process to support community coalitions to broaden citizen engagement, planning and community programming. 

An informational session to discuss the program and provide guidance in completing the application will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 11 a.mthe Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library3030 Poplar Avenue at 11 a.m.Applications will be available online at http://memphistn.govstarting June 21, 2023.

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for a minimum of $2,500 and up to $7,500 for neighborhood-oriented projects, events, and activities (i.e., projects benefitting seniors, youth, crime/safety awareness, education, health awareness, beautification, and much more) that impact the social and physical well-being and quality of life of residents.

The deadline for submission of applications is July 21, 2023,before 4:00 p.m.  Applications must be submitted via the online portal.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the Division of Housing and Community Development, Community Coalition Program (CCP) contact Joyce Cox at