City of Little Rock “LOVE YOUR BLOCK” Neighborhood Grant deadline has been extended to June 15, 2012 (see below).
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association would like to apply for one of the five competitive neighborhood grants ($1000) that will be granted for Ward 1.
Residents are asked to come to Thursday’s (May 17, 2012) Pettaway Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting to share their grant proposal ideas for the community. The Pettaway Neighborhood Association has a monthly meeting the third Thursday of every month for Pettaway residents. The meeting is open to the general public.
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City of Little Rock
Public Relations Manager
City of Little Rock Extends Due Date-Completion Date for Love Your Block Grants
(Little Rock – May 10, 2012)
Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore today announced two new dates of importance to Little Rock Neighborhood-Based Organizations (NBOs) regarding Love Your Block grants. “WE’VE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO JUNE 15, 2012 AT 5:00 PM FOR THE LOVE YOUR BLOCK GRANTS,” explained Moore. “WE’VE ALSO EXTENDED THE GRANT COMPLETION DEADLINE TO NOVEMBER 30, 2012 TO GIVE NBOS MORE TIME TO FINISH THEIR PROJECTS. With the added benefit of cooler weather in October and November we believe we will see more volunteers stepping forward to participate in neighborhood beautification efforts and general improvement projects,” stated Moore.
The Love Your Block competitive grant program is designed to help NBOs meet their most pressing challenges through community service and focused City Services. “The purpose of the Love Your Block Grant Program is to promote and increase volunteerism in the city while partnering with city staff to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Moore. Thanks to a generous $10,000.00 grant from the Home Depot Foundation, $19,000.00 in City of Little Rock funds and a combined $6,000.00 from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, the City anticipates awarding thirty-five (35) $1,000 grants (Five (5) $1,000 grants in each Ward). Any NBO 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. With this launch, the City of Little Rock joins 10 cities nationwide in implementing the Cities of Service Love Your Block blueprint, which helps revitalize neighborhoods one block at a time.
Grant applications are available to download on the City website (www.littlerock.org) or may be requested to be mailed or emailed by calling the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs at 501-371-6825. Neighborhood-Based Organizations must register with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs to be eligible for the Love Your Block grants.