Resource Opportunity | City of Atlanta Accepting "Love Your Block" Applications

Spring is here, and our friends with the City of Atlanta are bringing back their popular Love Your Block (LYB) program! Since 2012, (LYB) has supported more than 70 neighborhood groups across the city and in every Council district. That’s a lot of blocks, trees, gardens, and community spaces transformed!

The City of Atlanta, in partnership with GCN member organizations Hands On Atlanta, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and The Atlanta Community Tool Bank, is excited for another round of LYB projects! 

Here’s how it works: Atlanta residents and neighborhood groups across the city are invited to submit an application for mini-grants of up to $1,000 to improve their communities. All nonprofits, community groups, residents, and previous grantees are eligible to apply. With these grant funds, winning groups can purchase supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves!

Typical Project Proposals

Creating Public Spaces: Community gardens, pocket parks, green spaces, or playing fields

Enhancing Parks: Bench seating, garden beds, picnic areas, shrub / flower plantings

Providing Exterior Maintenance: Painting, landscaping, physical improvements, etc. of a low-income resident or veteran’s homes in order to resolve housing code violations

Streetscaping: Planting trees & flowers along curbs / entry-ways, sprucing up neighborhood signs

Graffiti and Litter Removal: Tire dumping, recycling waste, swapping graffiti for murals, etc.

Sprucing up of Pathways: Mulching / clearing overgrowth on trails, creating safe school “walking” bus routes

All projects must follow regular city approval processes. See the I AM Atlanta website for more program information and a comprehensive list of previous grantees. 

Apply Today!

The application deadline is Friday, March 28 by 5pm. Completed applications may be sent to [email protected] or via mail / in-person to City Hall (ATTN Chief Service Officer: 55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2400, Atlanta GA 30303).

 

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