The City of Knoxville is seeking applications for Opioid Abatement Grants.
Donor Name: City of Knoxville
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 1 Year
The City of Knoxville is committed to addressing the opioid epidemic through its first responders and by supporting non-profits that specialize in this area. Multiple legal settlements with opioid manufacturers and pharmaceutical distributors have been allocated to states, counties and cities throughout the country to address the opioid epidemic. These settlement amounts vary and are staggered over many years. The settlements require that funds be used specifically for opioid mitigation.
Goals and Priorities
- Public Safety
- Public Safety is a critical and primary function of City government. People deserve to be and feel safe in Knoxville. Knoxville is fortunate to have collaborative and forward-thinking leadership in the Police and Fire Departments, as well as at many other local public safety partners. Many non-profit partners play a key role in proactive prevention and effective, innovative response to crises facing local residents.
- Healthy & Connected Neighborhoods
- The City invests in Healthy & Connected Communities to help make sure Knoxville is a great place to live – no matter your neighborhood, no matter your income. They work to create a sense of place within the community, and they support diverse and affordable housing options and projects that bring energy and life into neighborhoods. Local non-profits enhance the quality of life in the community; they bring people together to help support each other, find connection, and celebrate the rich culture, history, and art.
- Clean & Resilient Future
- The City focuses on securing a Clean and Resilient Future for Knoxville. They are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions for both City operations and the community as a whole. City government leads by example by providing services and infrastructure that are clean, resilient, and reduce Knoxville’s environmental impacts. However, all residents and organizations have a role in building a sustainable future. Small, everyday actions add up to help make Knoxville a greener, healthier community.
- Thriving Businesses & Good Jobs
- A healthy economy supports a healthy community, and vice versa. The City strives to be a model employer and to support thriving businesses and good jobs for residents. More broadly, through partnerships that advance education and workforce development, the City connects families with opportunities to thrive and help make sure Knoxville remains a great place to work, to invest, to visit, and to raise a family.
As part of its funding received to date, the City of Knoxville is allocating $250,000 for the 2024-25 fiscal year to provide grant funding to non-profits who provide opioid remediation and prevention services to City of Knoxville residents. These are one-time funds to be utilized between July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025.
For more information, visit City of Knoxville.