About the Love Your Block Mini-Grant

Love Your Block is a community engagement program that supports resident led improvement projects and makes it easier for residents to connect with City leaders and resources. The mini-grants are offered specifically for projects that focus on reducing litter and addressing simple exterior home (facade) repairs in the focus neighborhoods shown in the map below. Interested residents, neighborhood groups and community organizations are invited to submit project proposals for a mini-grant ranging between $500-$2000. Projects that receive funding will be asked to attend a mandatory orientation and schedule a number of follow up conversations with the City to discuss the impact of your project.

 

 

Project Ideas

  1. Painting house facades (doors, windows, porches, walls)
  2. Railing repair or replacement
  3. Trash enclosures for homes without yard access
  4. High quality trash cans for homes
  5. Painting or repair of porch
  6. Educational project on littering or home repairs
  7. Downspout and gutter repairs or replacements
  8. Fence or Alley gate repair or replacement
  9. Landscaping work

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Love Your Block application process, each group must:

  1. Propose a project that will benefit the community and focuses on issues of trash and simple exterior home repairs.
  2. Propose a project that is based in the focus neighborhoods.
  3. Complete its project within the required time-frame after receiving a mini-grant.
  4. Recruit 5 or more committed volunteers from at least 3 households in the focus neighborhoods.
  5. Propose a budget that does not exceed $2000.
  6. Submit a plan that outlines how the project will be maintained.

Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application

These mini-grants are offered specifically for projects that focus on reducing litter and addressing simple exterior home (facade) repairs in the focus neighborhoods.