KNOXVILLE (AP) - Tennessee communities of all sizes can now apply for grants to build or improve dog parks in their areas.

State officials say The Boyd Foundation is taking applications for a Dog Park Dash Grant of up to $25,000 to build or improve dog parks in their community. One community will win $100,000 for being the most actively engaged in making Tennessee the most pet-friendly state.

Over the next three years, the foundation will award $3 million in total grants for the building and enhancement of dog parks.

The deadline for this year's application is June 20. Communities can apply online here.

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