NYC Service and the Citizen’s Committee for New York City are giving out grants to help neighborhood groups spruce up their communities. The Love Your Block program awards $1,000 grants and allows groups to partner with the departments of transportation, sanitation and parks to beautify streets. The city will help with things like graffiti removal, repairing signs and streetlights and free mulch for tree pits.
Applications are due by November 7 and projects need to be started between April and June. Since the program began in 2009, 225 grants have been given out. Find out more about the program here.