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The Love Your Block program is designed to support resident-led improvement projects. Residents and/or community groups are eligible to apply for project funds that will revitalize and beautify the White Plains community. If you are interested in learning more about the Love Your Block Program and seeing what other cities have done in their communities, check out the Cities of Service website: https://citiesofservice.jhu.edu/loveyourblock2021/.
In order to qualify for the Love Your Block application process, each applicant(s) must:
Propose a project that will occur within the City of White Plains. All project proposals will be reviewed with priority given to projects within Battle Hill and Ferris Ave.
Propose a project that is open to the public; what this means is that the project is something that everyone in your neighborhood can enjoy and be proud of.
The project beautifies the neighborhood and/or increases safety in the community.
Demonstrate that you can recruit 10 or more Volunteers from the neighborhood where the project will occur. The City of White Plains will also be available to assist with the recruitment of volunteers.
Commit to collecting before and after photos from the project site as well as key metrics like the number of trash bags removed.
Able to identify two project leaders who can attend the Mandatory Orientation,
For application assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a 1-on-1 meeting.
Neighborhood clean-ups, litter clean-ups, lawn maintenance, small home repairs, vacant lot revitalization, community gardens, neighborhood murals, and tree/flower planting. Applicants are invited to propose other creative ideas to improve their neighborhood.
Mini-grants cannot be used for any personal use such as for rent or utilities, home repairs of the interior of the house, improvement projects that only benefit the individual and not the neighborhood as a whole.
The application is both available online at https://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/990/Love-Your-Block-Mini-Grant-Program and on paper. You can find a physical copy of the application in the following location:
Building/Planning Department: 70 Church St, White Plains NY 10607
Centro Hispano: 346 S Lexington Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
White Plains Library: 100 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
White Plains CAP: 70 Ferris Ave, White Plains, NY 10603
Battle Hill Community Center: 55 McKinley Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
Completed applications are due no later than June 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Applications and additional documents can be submitted by email, mail-in, or drop off. See below for more information.
Subject Line: Last name, First name: Love Your Block Grant Application
Mail-in or Drop Off:
Love Your Block
City of White Plains
70 Church St, White Plains NY 10601
For any application questions or additional information about the Love Your Block program, please contact the Love Your Block team at: Loveyourblockgrant@whiteplainsny.gov or call us at (914) 422-1300
Note: Any personal information disclosed in this application will be private and only viewed by the application review committee.
(limit: 3-6 sentences)
If the project is located on private property, please include a letter from the owner offering permission for your group to complete your project if selected. You can reach out to the LYB team if you need help contacting property owners.
Describe the project.
Indicate the main objectives/goals. (Minimum of 1 goal)
If the project includes elements that improve the natural environment, please describe those elements. How will the project enhance the natural environment? (Bonus) (limit: 3-6 sentences)
Each project requires a minimum of 10 resident volunteers from who reside or work in the same neighborhood where the project will take place.
Please write the names and addresses of those volunteers in the section below.
Note that if you can’t round up 10 volunteers it is NOT a deal breaker.
If you need assistance finding volunteers please check the box below
(limit: 3-6 sentences)
If you are mailing a physical copy of the application, the photos should be mailed in with your application (they can be printed from on a word document). Make sure that the photos are clear.
Letter of Permission from Private Property Owner
This includes projects conducted on vacant lots and rental properties.
This field is not part of the form submission.
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