Shelby County Commission Community Enhancement Grant Program

The Community Enhancement Grant Program was re-established by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners via Resolution on August 1, 2016. Each member of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners has funds available to provide assistance to non-profit organizations as well as some governmental/quasi-governmental agencies within their individual districts. Grant applicants should contact the County Commissioner of their organizations’ home office for consideration for sponsorship.

The guidelines for the Shelby County Board of Commissioners Community Enhancement Program were approved by the body on June 26, 2017. These guidelines will implement new requirements related to the online grant application as well as the submission of required financial documentation.

NOTICE REGARDING FISCAL YEAR 2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM: ALL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BEFORE JULY 1, 2017 ARE NULL AND VOID FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR. NEW APPLICATIONS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED FOR THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018. 


The Office of the Board of Commissioners for Shelby County, Tennessee will now begin accepting online grant applications for the Shelby County Fiscal Year 2018; however, please be advised that monies for grants will not be disbursed until the finalization and approval of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, as well as the Fiscal Year 2018 Tax Rate Ordinance. The first step in obtaining a grant approval is to receive sponsorship. Reach out to your organization’s district Commissioner to request sponsorship for your grant request. To determine what district your organization is located in click here and the contact for County Commissioners can be found here.  

Please view and submit the Grant Application.  Any application that is incomplete or missing documentation will unfortunately result in delayed processing. Please read through the application thoroughly for there has been changes since the last fiscal year and please allow 30-45 days for the processing of any approved grants. Grant Applications will ONLY be accepted electronically.

 If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ’s or you may contact the Coordinator of the Grant Program with Shelby County Commissions, Shirelle Brown at 901-222-1028.


Additional Resources


Shelby County Board of Commissioners Grant Program Checklist