2023-2025 Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application Cycle
LOVE YOUR BLOCK APPLICATION CYCLE NOW OPEN!
The Fiscal Years (FY) 2023-2025 Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application Cycle is now OPEN! The deadline to submit your application package is Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:59 pm. The application portal will automatically deactivate at that time. Applications are only being accepted electronically. E-mailed application packages are no longer accepted.
Since 2015, Love Your Block has awarded 57 mini-grants totaling over $250,000 to volunteer-based projects in Richmond, led by your neighbors and local organizations. The Love Your Block (LYB) Mini-Grant Program is returning again this year, funded through a partnership between the Community Services Department - Recreation and the City Manager’s Office, Economic Development.
A resolution was approved by City Council on December 17, 2019, approving a solid waste Franchise Fee adjustment of a 7.5 percent increase to develop I Heart Richmond. The funding can be used for: 1) Compliance and enforcement of local and state solid waste reduction and recycling laws; 2) Prevention of litter and blight; and 3) Improving overall environmental quality and health.
LYB Mini-Grants will fund proposals that improve environmental quality by engaging community volunteers to clean-up and beautify Richmond.
For inquiries or clarification regarding this program or application, please contact Love Your Block, Community Services Department at email@example.com or 510-620-6563.
Prepare for your submission. There are several documents you will have to attach to the submission portal based on your organization or project type. Please make sure you have them all. Items marked with an * must be completed by your fiscal sponsor if you are using one.
Completed application (all sections completed and questions answered)
Completed budget proposal
Project site photo
Proof of 501(c)3 status (Non-Profit Status Determination letter from the IRS)*