What is Love Your Block

The Love Your Block Initiative is a partnership between NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City that provides a unique opportunity for 25 resident-led volunteer groups to receive a $1,000 grant in addition to City services to transform and beautify their neighborhoods. 

The application for Love Your Block 2019 is now closed.

Grant, recipients receive project planning assistance, volunteer management resources as well as services from the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Sanitation and the Department of Transportation.

Past grantees have received assistance with City services, including, but not limited to: trash collection, vacant lot cleanup, graffiti removal, dead tree removal, tree planting, providing woodchip mulch for gardening projects, repair of and installation of street signs and street lights, traffic safety surveys, and more.

The specific goals of the initiative are:

  • To encourage residents to engage their community in an organized event that aims to beautify their block.
  • To support and provide resources in the form of a cash grant to resident-led volunteer groups.
  • To bring relevant City services that will support the efforts of each group.