Community Development Fair Aims to Empower Communities to Have a Voice in City Fairs


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The Community Development Fair was held at Caswell Park featuring a carnival-style theme. The fair was the city of Knoxville’s final event in recognition of National Community Development Week.

The fair's theme is called "Changing Communities, Changing Lives,”. The fair aims to spread the word out to people about activities, programs and projects funded by federal budget that are available to them.

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Federal Programs Related to - Community Development, General/Other

Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones

Federal Programs Related to - Neighborhood Revitalization

Programs that encourage or provide for the renewal or rehabilitation of homes, streets, sidewalks and incidental recreational areas in residential communities that are blighted or depressed. Neighborhood Redevelopment; Residential Neighborhood Redevelopment



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