Community-based groups and local, small businesses will be able to apply for Love Your Block mini-grants, up to $1,500, to develop and implement volunteer-led neighborhood beautification projects that focus on blighted areas. For the program’s second year, applications are being accepted from anywhere within the city of Buffalo, however, organizations from the following target areas are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference: Broadway-Fillmore, Kensington-Bailey, Masten Park, Riverside, and the Upper West Side.
***The application period for the 2020 cycle of Love Your Block Buffalo has closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.***
Love Your Block works with the Division of Citizen Services on initiatives that empower residents to be better advocates for their communities. With trainings such as Data101 and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), residents have the opportunity for hands-on learning with city officials and law enforcement.
For community based groups who want to increase their resources and relationships to City Hall and other local non-profit organizations, Love Your Block will provide technical assistance with tasks such as grant writing, project development planning, volunteer recruitment, etc.
Grant Application Workshops
ATTENTION: BECAUSE OF CURRENT EVENTS AND ADVISORY FROM THE CDC AND GOVERNOR CUOMO, ALL WORKSHOPS ARE NOW CANCELED. WE HAVE RECORDED A VIDEO WITH INFORMATION TO ASSIST IN THE GRANT-WRITING PROCESS: Virtual Grant-Writing Assistance
PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AT THE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.