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Love Your Block Mini-Grant

Grants to Boston, Massachusetts Nonprofits, Community
Organizations, and Groups for Neighborhood Improvements

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Grants of up to $3,500 and supplemental services to Boston, Massachusetts nonprofits, community organizations, and resident groups to improve local neighborhoods. Funding may be requested for a broad range of projects, such as green spaces, streetscaping, and park improvements.

Awards will help winning groups purchase necessary supplies, engage their neighbors, and transform their neighborhood.

Possible projects include, but are not limited to:
-Creating Green Space: pocket parks, community gardens, or vacant lot cleanups
-Streetscaping: Planting trees or flowers along roads, assessing street lights for repairs
-Park improvements: Installing benches and play equipment, repairing and repainting existing facilities

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GrantWatch ID#: 164063

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $3,500 of grant funding and supplemental City services.

The table below represents Love Your Block's new tiered grant options.

-Up to $3,500: For proposed projects in partnership, having one or more sponsors not including Love Your Block.

-Up to $1,250: For proposals that would like to start a new Love Your Block project.

-$700: For proposals that would like to continue improving an established neighborhood project.

-$300: For previous grant recipients that would like to build on to a previous Love Your Block project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant Eligibility Requirements:
1. Must be a nonprofit or registered community organization, or a resident or group of residents partnering with a fiscal agent (501c3, accredited business, or the City)
2. Projects must occur on city-owned land or in the public right of way
3. Must be able to mobilize enough volunteers to complete the proposed project
4. Must have two contact people

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Writing Workshops:

-December 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at One City Hall Plaza, Boston 02201 - Rm801
-January 4, 2018: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at 646 East Broadway, South Boston 02127

Pre-Application Information:

You can submit your application for a mini-grant online. There is also a PDF version of the application that you can print and submit by mail.

The application deadline is January 8, 2018.

Grant Recipients will be announced beginning February 5, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application:

Kaira Fox, Senior Advisor

Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
1 City Hall Square, Room 805
Boston, MA 02201

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: City of Boston