Proposers must operate as a not-for-a-profit organization/association in nature and their
Projects will not exclude the general public from use, if applicable.
Proposals must have lasting and/or a direct benefit to the neighborhood.
If awarded, organizations must maintain records reflecting program expenditures, number
of volunteers taking part in the Project and in-kind contributions. These records are to be
made available to the City in the Final Report.
Grant recipients will hold the City harmless of all claims of every kind and character that may
arise out of, or are in any way connected to, the project. Grant recipients are considered
independent contractors and not as agents of the City. Proposed projects must be within the
established, recognized and registered boundaries of the organization submitting the Proposal.
(Requests for an exception to this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
Each NBO must have a detailed and realistic Project Plan for engaging residents to carry out a
physical transformation of the public spaces on their block. Specifically, each NBO must:
Operate on a not-for-a-profit basis. For purpose of this Love Your Block Grant Program,
an organization operating on a not-for-a-profit basis is defined as a corporation,
organization, or association that exists for charitable and/or public purposes without a
profit motive or shareholders.
Demonstrate the ability to mobilize a minimum of 20 neighborhood volunteers to take part
in the revitalization of their block.
Include one of more block beautification event(s) in its/their action plan to occur between
May 1, 2018 and December 31, 2017.
Send two (2) main contacts to a grant orientation workshop where they will meet with
representatives from the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs.
Please respond to all questions in the application. If additional space is needed, please
attach separate pages for your responses to all questions and number paragraphs
The following projects will be prioritized: blocks within a 500 foot radius of an
elementary, middle or high school (this should be noted in the grant application); projects
that address one or more vacant lots; projects that improve the overall neighborhood
aesthetics; projects that eliminate blight; and, projects that benefit a business district.
After project completion, grantees will be required to submit digital photos of the block
that was revitalized, and a written report that includes the number of blocks (or other
geographic unit such as number of vacant lots or neighborhoods) revitalized, AND at least
two of the following: square feet of graffiti removed; pounds of litter collected; number of
trees planted; and/or number of green spaces or community gardens created. Other
questions will include but may not be limited to: