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Posted on: June 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Love Your Block Mini Grant Applications Now Open

Mayor Brown and the City of Buffalo, Division of Citizen Services is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Love Your Block mini-grant application. This new cycle is called, Love Your Block - Powered by Cities RISE. Small scale grants, ranging from $250 - $1000, are now available to neighborhood associations, block clubs and community-based organization for projects in the following categories.


Project Category
Project Example
Vacant Lot Activation
Community garden/greenhouse, playground, public art installation, recreational space, and so forth
Community Space Revitalization
Repairs or modifications to community facilities (schools, community centers, park shelters, senior centers, etc.), graffiti removal and/or replacement of graffiti with a mural, planting trees and/or landscaping community facilities, and so forth
Accessibility Improvement
Implementing creative lighting, replacing broken or worn-out litter bins, creating/managing a “tool library” where neighborhood groups can borrow & return tools for cleanup projects, and so forth


In early 2019, Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement (Cities RISE) program supported the City of Buffalo to encourage and implement community driven neighborhood revitalization projects that addresses blight and provides measurable visual and physical improvements in their neighborhoods. The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program is to provide resources and funding to block clubs and community-based organizations for the implementation of volunteer-led projects addressing blighted public spaces in the neighborhoods, and produce positive social outcomes with a healthier, higher quality living conditions for residents, greater sense of belonging, ownership and empowerment in neighborhoods. Eligible applicants will have a chance to receive a small-scale grants ranging from $250- $1000.


        Application Release Date            : …………………………………………………. JUNE, 25th 


        Application Due Date                  : ………………………………………………….. JULY, 26th

For more information, visit The Mayor's Office of Citizen Services at 65 Niagara Square Room 218, Buffalo, NY 14202. Alternatively visit

E-mail: or Call (716)851-4890. The deadline for filing an application is July 26, 2019. This new cycle is called, Love Your Block - Powered by cities RISE.  

Copies of this form are available through the Division of Citizen Services located at 65 Niagara Square, 218 City Hall or available to print here.