Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Clean and Connected Communities" grant deadline extended to May 5. Apply now!

The deadline to apply for our neighborhood beautification grants has been extended to Wednesday, May 5th! Neighborhood leaders are encouraged to apply for this new initiative to plan and implement improvement 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.

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.