Love Your Block 2018

  • To save a partially completed application, simply complete the page that you would like to save and click the “Next” or "Save" button. Please be sure to copy the url link to retrieve and complete the application.
  • Applicants must complete each page before moving on to the next.
  • Application info sessions will be held on October 16th and 23rd from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in Lower Manhattan. RSVP to Shawn at or 212.822.9563. If you have any challenges with accessing your application please contact us 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 at least two City agency 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.
  • Include one block beautification event date in your group’s action plan between April 14th and June 24th, 2018.
  • Send two main contacts to a grant orientation/Q&A training where they will meet with representatives from Citizens Committee for New York City, NYC Service, New York City Department of Transportation, Department of Sanitation of New York, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and Department of Environmental Protection.
    • This required event 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.
  • Submit all City service request forms with your applications and submit any changes to these forms by January 15th, 2018 (if you are awarded a grant).
  • Complete a final report within 15 days of the event date that includes: documentation of participating volunteers, a detailed budget with receipts and pictures, 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 $150.
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