The Love Your Block In-Kind Sponsorship Program is funded through a partnership between the Community Services Department 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.
The LYB In-Kind Sponsorship Program will provide in-kind supplies to proposals that improve environmental quality by engaging community volunteers to clean-up and beautify Richmond.
Supplies must be able to be purchased online or locally. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Please note, gift cards, stipends, and professional services are not considered supplies and are not eligible under this program.
There is a total of $10,000 available for FY2022-2023. Sponsorships are limited to $1,000 of supplies per applicant or organization per fiscal year. Each fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. There is no minimum request.
This is an in-kind sponsorship program only. Applicants will not receive any monetary contributions.
Sponsorship applications for FY2022-2023 will be accepted until May 31, 2023 for projects or events that will be completed on or before June 30, 2023.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the start date of the project. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance.
Love Your Block staff review forms for satisfaction of eligibility requirements. Staff may request a site visit and/or other meeting with the applicant to verify information. Applicants are required to comply with site visit and meeting requests to maintain eligibility for the program.
Responses to applications will generally be provided within five (5) business days. Please contact us if you have not received a response within five (5) business days.
If you are selected to receive an in-kind sponsorship, you will be required to:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-620-6563.
Upload one "before" photo showing the current condition of the project site.
By typing your name, you agree that you have read and agree to the Love Your Block In-Kind Sponsorship Program Guidelines above.
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