The Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh announced recently the beginning of acceptance of applications for the 2019 Love Your Block mini-grants. Neighbors and organizations with beautification ideas that could benefit the community can submit their applications until Friday, March 1st 2019, and in case of getting approved, receive funding to implement their solution to issues identified in the neighborhood.
“The Love Your Block program is a fantastic way for residents and organizations to get involved in their community and continue to show why the neighborhoods of Boston are such special places to work and live. I encourage all residents interested to apply for these grants.”
—Mayor Marty Walsh.
A total of 60 applications were received last year in the program, with 5 of them ultimately approved for funding. The winners were awarded up to $3,000 for projects in the community, which included revitalization of community gardens and beautification of vacant plots of lands. For those interested in participating, the application form is available here, along with a FAQ that explains some of the most common concerns regarding the program. Anyone can apply for the grant, though they must organize a group of volunteers to maintain the space and project assigned.