Love Your Block 2019

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  • If you have any challenges with accessing you application please contact James at or 212-676-9749.
Please read these guidelines and the City Services information sheet on the next page carefully before completing the application.

Groups must have a detailed and realistic action plan for engaging residents to carry out a physical transformation of the public spaces on their block and willingness to measure impact on their community. Specifically, each group must:

  • Identify a block beautification event and request the utilization of a minimum of two (2) City services as a core part of its Love Your Block project.
  • Be volunteer-led, without any paid staff. Eligible groups include, but are not limited to: neighborhood, tenant and block associations as well as community garden groups and school-based groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to mobilize a minimum of 20 neighborhood volunteers to take part in the revitalization of their block. *Groups must provide a roster list of volunteers.
  • Include one block beautification event date in your group’s action plan between April 13th and June 23rd, 2019.
  • Send two project leaders to a grant orientation/Q&A workshop where they will meet with representatives from Citizens Committee for New York City, NYC Service, New York City Department of Transportation, Department of Sanitation, Department of Environmental Projection, and NYC Parks & Recreation.
    • This Love Your Block Grantee Orientation will be held on December 4th and Dec 11th from 6pm to 7:30pm at the offices of NYC Service (253 Broadway, 8th floor, New York, NY 10007). Please hold the date.
  • All Love Your Block Grantees must submit all City agency service request forms by January 14th, 2019.
  • Complete a final report within 15 days of the event date that includes: documentation of participating volunteers, a detailed budget with receipts before & after pictures of project site, documentation of City services requested and received, as well as a description of the beautification project.
  • Funds from the grant will not cover the following: rent, utilities, web hosting, web development, 501 (c)(3) incorporation fees, salaries, speaker honorariums, computer equipment, and food costs of over $100.
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