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Office of Community Engagement and Outreach. It is primarily directed at faculty-led initiatives, though student involvement is encouraged.

Applicants should download and the full proposal guidelines and review previously funded projects before applying. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. Late proposals will not be accepted. Funding will be available during the 2019 fiscal year only, and must be fully spent by June 30, 2019.

Find more information on the Community Engagement Incentive Grants.

CAIT (Companion Animal Initiative in Tennessee) 
To improve the lives of companion animals and reduce the surplus of cats and dogs in Tennessee, CAIT works to educate the public on humane practices and promotes spay and neuter initiatives. CAIT brings communities together to find solutions to pet issues that impact them directly, such as animal hoarding, dog fighting, puppy mills, and other forms of animal abuse.

H.A.B.I.T. (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee)
H.A.B.I.T. is an animal-assisted interaction program that sponsors community programs for those of all ages, in a variety of settings, such as nursing and retirement homes, retirement, assisted living centers, hospitals, mental health facilities, physical rehabilitation centers, and child and family services centers. Animal-assisted interaction provides an opportunity to create relationships between animals and people that assist in creating better mental and physical wellbeing.
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