Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Apply now for a "Clean and Connected Communities" grant!

We've launched a new initiative to provide grants to neighborhood leaders to plan and implement beautification projects in their communities. The Clean and Connected Communities program will provide grants of up to $2,500 each to up to three neighborhood projects.

Applications for Clean and Connected Communities grants are now available online by clicking here.

Neighborhood stakeholders -- including neighborhood councils, school organizations, Neighborhood Watches, and non-profit organizations – are encouraged to collaborate and apply. Projects must be located in Council District 13 and make physical improvements through initiatives such as landscaping, tree planting, signage, community clean-ups, community gardens, and murals.

The Council Office will select semi-finalists from the applicants, and community members will then be invited to vote for the final grantees.