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:
For more information, visit buffaloveyourblock.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 851-5515.