Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for their Love Your Block grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.
Love Your Block offers resident-led volunteer groups a cash grant of $500-$1,000, as well as community-building assistance, to transform a city block. The City of New York matches the grant by providing services from the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Transportation, and Sanitation to help improve the block; such as trash collection, vacant lot cleanup, graffiti removal, dead tree removal, tree planting, providing woodchip mulch for gardening projects, repair of and installation of street signs and street lights, and traffic safety surveys.
Please note the following key dates:
· September 20, 2011 - Grant Application Workshop (Manhattan)
· November 8, 2011 – Grant Deadline
· Early-December 2011 – Grantees Announced
· Mid-December 2011 – Program Orientation
· April - June 2012 – Project Implementation
The application may be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65081320/LYB-2012-Application
For more information, you can visit http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants.html. If you have any questions about the Love Your Block grant, do not hesitate to contact the Citizens Committee for NYC at (212) 989-0909.