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Offline Shelby2

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$500 grant available to improve your block
« on: November 25, 2009, 05:06:02 PM »
Deadline is very soon (Nov. 30, 2009) to apply for this $500 grant to "Love your NYC block."

http://volunteer.nycservice.org/org/opp/10345859165.html

NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City invite you to join with a group of volunteers to apply for a block transformation grant through Love Your (NYC) Block. The grant includes a $500 cash award along with support from multiple City agencies including NYC Service and the Departments of Parks, Transportation, and Sanitation. Your group will be able to choose from a menu of frequently requested City services to improve your neighborhood.

Important dates are listed below.

November 30th, 2009 Application Deadline
December 4th, 2009 Grantees Announced
December 9th, 2009 Grant Orientation Workshop
January 13th, 2010 Grant Orientation Workshop
April – June 2010 Project implementation phase

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Re: $500 grant available to improve your block
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 07:14:52 PM »
By the way, if you want to be notified about programs and opportunities the city is implementing, city-sponsored events and seminars, etc. -- just sign up for the email version of "my nyc.gov news" at https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/ .

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Re: $500 grant available to improve your block
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009, 06:13:51 PM »
Interesting.  I wonder if a block that has a school on it can have a teacher and their class apply.  Probably too late this year but there's always the next ...
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Re: $500 grant available to improve your block
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 09:08:31 PM »
$500 could probably help fix a few of the broken benches on Northern Blvd.
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Re: $500 grant available to improve your block
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 09:45:41 PM »
Yes, I wonder if businesses can apply as well ... interesting ideas.
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Re: $500 grant available to improve your block
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 09:53:29 PM »
If you have the time on Monday, it might be worth an email or phone call to the people who are administering this.  It's always possible that they did not receive enough applications and might be willing to give extra time.  Also it's not a bad idea to get on their radar screen for next year if this year doesn't work out.

I wish I had seen the announcement earlier to give people here time to get their applications together.

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Re: $500 grant available to improve your block
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 09:53:29 PM »