Love Your Block Grant

Love Your Block is an initiative of NYC Service in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City that provides a unique opportunity for neighborhood groups to transform and improve their communities through local action while leveraging City services. 

Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to $1,000 and City services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation of New York, and the Department of Environmental Protection to help improve their block. In addition to the grant and City services, groups receive project planning and community building assistance as well as support with local media coverage for the project.

Join us for one of two info-sessions in Lower Manhattan on October 16th and October 23rd, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to:

- Learn more about improving your community with a Love Your Block grant

- Meet past grantees and learn about their projects and impact

- Meet other community members who are interested in improving their neighborhoods

For more information or to RSVP, contact Shawn at or call 212.822.9563

The 2019 Love Your Block Grant is possible through the generous support of Citi.



Application Instructions 


Review our grant guidelines to see if your group's project and the Love Your Block grant are good match.Proposals must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, November 14, 2018. Eligible groups include community and neighborhood associations, schools, community gardens, and environmental stewardship-focused groups. Groups must be located within any of the five boroughs of New York City. Read our application instructions to find out more about the expectations for the grant.


Submit Your Application

Completed proposals can be sent via email to or by fax at (212) 989-0983.

Proposals can also be mailed to our office. Attn: Marina Gonzalez, 77 Water Street, Suite 202 New York, New York 10005

2019 Love Your Block Application – Apply Online