Helping Phoenix Neighborhoods
Helping Phoenix Neighborhoods
2018
Love Your Block PHX Mini-Grant
Love Your Block PHX Mini-Grant

Purpose of the Award

Love Your Block (LYB) is a competitive mini-grant program that engages residents in revitalizing their neighborhoods, one block at a time. The mini-grants are provided to neighborhood organizations to purchase the supplies needed for their local project. Neighborhood organizations are encouraged to identify challenges and develop volunteer-fueled solutions. Neighborhood organizations in the city of Phoenix are invited to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to support a revitalization project. This work is a Cities of Model and made possible in partnership with The Industrial Development Authority.

Dates & Times

Timezone:
Arizona Time
Application Period:
Begin:
October 01, 2018 (09:00 AM)
End:
December 09, 2018 (11:59 PM)

Important Dates

Application Release Date: October 1, 2018
Application Deadline: December 9, 2018
Mini-Grants Awardees Announced: December 31, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: January 7, 2019
Mandatory Budget & Project Review: January 30, 2019
Project Start Date: February 1, 2019
Project Completion Deadline: August 18, 2019
Mandatory Sustainability Convening: August 30, 2019

How to Apply

Completed applications should be received no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Applications and any additional documents should be submitted through Award Alley. However, if you are having difficulty, please email loveyourblock@hpnphx.org or call Ashley at (602) 495-7509 for assistance. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon creating an account, make sure to check your junk folder. If you still cannot locate the email, please email or call the number above.

Additionally, if you are receiving an error and cannot save or submit your application on Award Alley please try completing the application in a DIFFERENT web browser. If this still does not work, you can email me (ashley.henderson@phoenix.gov) your COMPLETED application as a Word document or PDF with the required attached documents. Thank you and I am sorry for the inconvenience, I am working to get this resolved.

We also encourage you to start your account early and contact Love Your Block with any questions. We can help you along the way with brainstorming, editing, budgeting, and any other technical support. Those with access to the loveyourblock@hpnphx.org email will not be a part of the grant selection committee and therefore, any aid you receive or question you ask will not factor into the formal review of your submitted application.

For more information on the Love Your Block grant, check out our tutorial video here.

Grant Requirements

In order to qualify for a mini-grant, each neighborhood organization will be asked to:
- Propose a project that will benefit the community and be open to the public
- Recruit 10 or more volunteers committed to implement & maintain the project
- Propose and execute a sustainability plan for the project
- Propose a project that does not exceed $1,000 in mini-grant funding (projects may receive additional
outside funding to increase the scale of their project, LYB only guarantees up to $1,000)
- Propose a project that benefits or is within a low-to-moderate income area(see map for details)
- Complete the project by August 18, 2019
- Have a group bank account
- If the project site is on private property, produce a letter of permission from the property owner
List with the Neighborhood Notification Listing-NNO (attached below)
Please call (602) 495-7509 if you have questions about these requirements.

Example of LYB Projects

Past projects have included: litter and graffiti removal, art projects (murals, irrigation boxes, displays), tree planting, installing a Little Free Library, message boards, upcycled benches, and cleanups (alley, vacant lot).

Check out the Love Your Block Toolkit (http://bit.ly/2dc6ysd) for project ideas and planning tools, and the Love Your Block Lookbook (http://bit.ly/2cYPwy2) for information about the projects that were funded in the past.

We are looking for a variety of new project ideas, and encourage groups to think of the past projects as inspiration, not as samples to copy from. If you would like to contact a past Love Your Block grant awardee to ask questions about a specific project or to learn more about the LYB program in general, please email loveyourblock@hpnphx.org

Mini-Grant Funds May Not Be Used For

Costs for administering mini-grants, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, parties, recognition dinners, awards, raffle prizes, motor vehicles, clothing, surveillance equipment, weapons, speed bumps, street repair, and items or services for personal use.

Application Checklist

In order to be considered for an LYB grant, you must...
  • List as a neighborhood group with the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department
  • Complete the application with a proposed project budget
  • Take "before" pictures of the proposed project site (you do not need to submit this photo for the application)
  • If applicable, get a letter of permission from property owner for the neighborhood group to complete the project on their property
  • Email loveyourblock@hpnphx.org about your project idea for feedback before the application deadline

Proposed Budget Form

Download this Proposed Budget form by clicking the below image and fill in the budget information.
Once you start the application process, you will be asked to upload the completed budget information using this form.

Questions

If you have questions or would like additional information regarding Love Your Block, please contact us via:
  • Phone: (602) 495-7509
  • Email: loveyourblock@hpnphx.org
**The Love Your Block program considers every submitted application a project proposal. The details of any application, including a project’s location, budget, timeline, etc. are dependent on the City of Phoenix and other applicable regulations.

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Application Entry Fee

The application is FREE.
This results of this award have been finalized.