City of Little Rock - Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs
04/19/19 3:00 PM Receipt
Grants of $1,000 to Little Rock, Arkansas nonprofit neighborhood organizations for community improvement projects. Funding is intended to promote events and activities that will have a direct and lasting impact on the quality of life in the organization’s neighborhood. The purpose of this program is to identify the resources that are needed to strengthen neighborhoods and make improvements; and to protect the health and safety of the citizenry through the efficient implementation and enforcement of environmental and animal services.
The objective of the Love Your Block Grant Program is to encourage projects that promote volunteerism, foster civic pride, enhance and beautify neighborhoods, or encourage improvements in the way residents connect and solve problems. The City of Little Rock seeks well-qualified neighborhood-based organizations to submit proposals that will result in impactful improvement to the neighborhoods they serve. Citizens across the city are the best caretakers of their neighborhoods, and the Love Your Block Grant Program will help to foster a sense of community and belonging.
Project Description, Specific Goals of the Initiative:
-To encourage block and civic associations throughout the seven wards to engage their members in an organized, event/activity held between May 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, that aims to beautify their block;
-To support and provide resources in the form of a cash grant to associations; and
-To bring relevant and focused City services that will support the efforts of each association.
As an added incentive to neighborhoods, Housing and Neighborhood Programs will review the completed projects in January 2020 that have met all the requirements and announce a “Love Your Block Project of the Year” in the Housing and Neighborhood Programs Newsletter.
The following projects will be prioritized: blocks within a 500 foot radius of an elementary, middle or high school (this should be noted in the grant application); projects that address one or more vacant lots; projects that improve the overall neighborhood aesthetics; projects that eliminate blight; and, projects that benefit a business district.
For examples of Previously Approved Projects see: https://www.littlerock.gov/media/5102/2019-lyb-application-2-5-2019-revised.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 128692
The City anticipates awarding twenty-eight (28) grants (maximum of four (4) grants per Ward).
Organizations are required to complete projects in the months of May through December of 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Return the application forms to:
Housing and Neighborhood Programs,
ATTN: Love Your Block
500 West Markham, Ste., 120
West, Little Rock, AR 72201
Or email to:
Victor Turner, Director
USA: Arkansas: City of Little Rock