Buffalo’s Love Your Block initiative is a program that seeks to encourage and support community driven neighborhood revitalization projects that address blight and provide measurable visual and physical improvements. The Mayor’s Division of Citizen Services coordinates the Love Your Block program, with the goal of bringing city staff and residents together to revitalize their neighborhoods one block at a time through:
(1) Small-scale neighborhood mini-grants of up to $1,500
(2) Technical assistance to community groups to advance beautification projects in their neighborhood. Need assistance with the application? The Love Your Block Team has developed a virtual training just for you: https://youtu.be/3ss0OZqbMhc
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ITS EFFECT ON THE CITY OF BUFFALO, LOVE YOUR BLOCK BUFFALO HAS DECIDED TO CREATE THE COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND. THESE FUNDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT ARE TAKING BOLD ACTION TO ASSIST THEIR COMMUNITIES DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. FUNDING RANGES FROM $250-$500 AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON A ROLLING BASIS STARTING APRIL 30, 2020 UNTIL JUNE 29, 2020. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FUNDING, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FUNDING REQUEST FORM.