Inclusive Playground and Facility Grant

The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) is providing $2.5 million in new funding aimed at creating more inclusive parks and playgrounds in communities across Tennessee.

The department is providing up to $500,000 to local communities or nonprofit organizations to create inclusive parks, playgrounds, and other facilities.  The goal is to provide opportunities for children and adults with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities to experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of play alongside their peers without disabilities.

DIDD will begin accepting applications on Monday, May 22, 2023.  Applicants should be government entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies, and all proposals should be open to the community, rooted in family involvement, community engagement, inclusion, and empowerment.  The application format can be found in the RFA attachment below.  DIDD is accepting applications for funding until June 30, 2023.