There is a new campaign for 2019 that could earn your block up to $1,000!

Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services are pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Love Your Block Grant Application.

According to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown:

Love Your Block is a program in which volunteer-led community groups compete for a chance to win cash grants up to $1,000, as well as project planning assistance, to beautify and transform a public space in Buffalo.

So how do you apply? There will be a series of workshops available that you can attend to help you apply for the grants for your block or neighborhood.

  • March 5, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm The Belle Center - 104 Maryland Street
  • March 6, 2019 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Kensington-Bailey NHS - 995 Kensington Ave
  • March 23, 2019 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Kensington-Bailey NHS - 995 Kensington Ave
  • March 26, 2019 5 pm - 6:30 pm Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library - 1324 Jefferson Ave

The winners of the grant will be announced this in April, and community members will be poised to implement their funded projects starting in May.

This has been a great way for people to get involved in the future and beautification of their community. Since 2009, the numbers are pretty impressive.   They have removed 5.6 million pounds of trash, created 900 art displays, cleaned 60,000 square feet of graffiti, repaired over 70,000 square feet of community space, and maintained over 730,000 square feet of public space.