Causeway challenge

Causeway is about the power of people taking action for a better city. Through the Causeway Challenge, we look to the wisdom of the crowd (that's you!) to help us solve some of our city's most persistent problems. We will award $2,500 to the top 20 ideas for making Chattanooga a more connected city.

Chattanooga is one of the most digitally connected cities in the world, but are we truly connected? We want to challenge you to rethink what connectivity means to you.

Dates to Remember

Applications Open: August 1 - 29 at

Open Office Hours: Come by our workspace at 16 Patten Parkway any Wednesday in August (6, 13, 20, 27) from 12 - 1 for help with your application, or to get more information about the challenge. 

Challenge Speaking Panel: On Thursday August 14, join us from 5:30 - 8 at the 4th Floor of the Downtown Public Library to hear from the experts. We will have several speakers visiting who have been a part of projects dealing with connectivity to answer your questions and lend some inspiration. 

Award Decisions:  Winning applications will be notified around Tuesday, September 16th and will receive funding around Friday, September 22.  Funded projects should be completed by mid-November.  

For more information or help, email us at .

Are you part of a group of people that would like more information about this opportunity?

We would love to come and talk to you. Email James Chapman at to set up a date for an informational presentation.