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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Mayor Brown Announces New 2019 Love Your Block Award Winners

Love your Block 2019

Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services today announced the second round of winners of the 2019 Love Your Block mini-grants, a program that awards funds to Buffalo neighborhoods for beautification and revitalization projects. 22 winners were chosen to receive funding of up to $1,000.

“I congratulate all the winners of the Love Your Block mini-grants,” said Mayor Brown. “Through the Love Your Block program, we continue to build an equitable and inclusive city of opportunity by bringing people together, while encouraging community engagement and volunteerism to further improve and beautify our diverse neighborhoods, one block at a time.”

Love Your Block is a program in which volunteer-led community groups compete for a chance to win cash grants up to $1,000, as well as project planning assistance, to beautify and transform a public space in Buffalo.

In September 2018, Cities of Service, a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together, equipped the City of Buffalo with two AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Mayor’s Division of Citizen Services, as well as a budget of $25,000 over two years, to develop the Love Your Block initiative, a volunteer-led neighborhood revitalization projects that address blight.

This second cycle of the Love Your Block mini-grant program was called, Love Your Block - Powered by cities RISE. Winning beautification and revitalization projects will transform neighborhood spaces citywide in a number of ways, including public art installation, repairs to facilities or graffiti removal and/or the implementation of creative lighting or tools for cleanup projects.


BELOW IS A LIST OF AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  1. Jes Breathe Block Club Association
  2. Bird-Herkimer Block Club
  3. Leroy Fillmore Block Club/Highland Park Association
  4. Willowlawn St. Block Club
  5. WNY-Urban Arts Collective Inc.
  6. Erie Regional Housing Development Corporation/The Belle Center
  7. Burlington Ave Block Club
  8. Fruit of the City aka Fruit Belt Coalition, Inc.
  9. Jefferson Ave Block Club
  10. Thatcher Comstock Concerned Citizens Block Club
  11. Trinidad Neighborhood Association Block Club
  12. Mayer Avenue Community Garden
  13. Restoration Society Inc.
  14. Marine Drive Apartments
  15. PLDG West
  16. Castle Place Block Club
  17. Buffalo Muslim Community Services
  18. H.E.A.L. International
  19. Jami Masjid-Muslim Society of Buffalo
  20. Universal School
  21. The North Buffalo Organization Inc.
  22. Kaisertown Friends Association, Inc.


For more information, visit buffaloveyourblock.org, email loveyourblock@city-buffalo.org or call (716) 851-5515.

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