06/23 2014

2014 Love Your Block Grants – Deadline 5pm 7/11/14

The Love Your Block initiative invites organizations to submit project proposals that can transform their blocks with up to $1,000 and the support of City Departments. With these grant funds, winning groups can purchase supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves to transform their neighborhood – block by block! Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  1. Creating Green Spaces:  Community gardens, pocket parks, public spaces, or vacant lot cleanups
  2. Enhancing Parks:  painting structures, creating garden beds, picnic areas, shrub / flower plantings
  3. Streetscaping:  Planting trees & flowers along curbs / entry-ways, sprucing up neighborhood signs
  4. Removing Graffiti and Litter:  Tire dumping, recycling waste, swapping graffiti for murals, etc.
  5. Sprucing up of Pathways:  Mulching / clearing overgrowth on trails, creating safe school “walking” bus routes
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