Love Your Block
Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods and leverage City services. Resident-led volunteer groups (grantees) receive a grant of $1,000 to transform a city block.
Love Your Block grantees also receive project-planning and community-building assistance, as well as assistance with local media coverage for the project.
Additionally, Love Your Block grantees are able to receive access to city services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Sanitation of New York to help improve their block.
Past Love Your Block grantees have received assistance with city services 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, traffic safety surveys, and more.
The deadline to apply for 2013 has passed. Please check back in the fall of 2013 for the next grant cycle.
Congratulations to our 2013 Love Your Block grant winners! 50 grassroots groups were selected to receive a $1,000 grant and access to City services in order to beautify their communities.