Love Your Block Grant Program Application Period Open

Seal of Little Rock
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Friday, Feb 12, 2021

Media Release

City of Little Rock Public Relations (501) 371-4421

L. Lamor Williams

Eligible Neighborhood Groups Could Get $1,000 Awards for Projects

The City of Little Rock Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs is now accepting applications from Neighborhood-Based Organizations (NBOs) for the Love Your Block Grant Program.

The purpose of the grant is to promote and increase volunteerism by partnering with NBOs to help them improve the quality of life in neighborhoods by helping meet their most pressing challenges. The City anticipates awarding 35 $1,000 grants (maximum of five grants per ward). Any City of Little Rock Neighborhood-Based Organizations registered with the City is eligible to apply.

“The objective of the Love Your Block Grant Program is to encourage projects that promote volunteerism; foster civic pride; enhance and beautify neighborhoods; or encourage improvements in the way residents connect and solve problems,” said Kevin Howard, Director of Housing and Neighborhood Programs.

Projects must be completed between the months of May and December of 2021 to ensure that the City is able to provide staff and or/resources such as mulch, debris removal and tools to help make a bigger and more lasting impact on the neighborhoods being served.

Full details about the program and a fillable application can be found here https://www.littlerock.gov/media/7550/2021-lybg-application.pdf. The deadline for submitting the application is 3 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021.

Applications may be submitted via:

  • Email: lwells@littlerock.gov
  • Fax: 501-399-3461 Attention: Lisa Wells
  • In-person (at Security Desk):
    City Hall
    500 West Markham St.
    Attention: Lisa Wells

 

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