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Clean Streets Challenge Application
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Clean Streets LA is a city-wide effort to clean our neighborhoods. The LA Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) is leading the initiative which includes working with community partners like YOU to support community-driven cleanup activities.

The Clean Streets LA Challenge seeks proposals to improve neighborhoods. The Departments of Public Works and Neighborhood Empowerment will distribute awards based on the strengths of each application, including creativity, innovation, volunteer engagement, and social media strategies. We will also be evaluating the improvement metrics proposed and completed. The last day to submit your application is October 5, 2017

Before you begin your application, please review the following eligibility requirements and guidelines. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, or any part of the Clean Streets LA Challenge Application, please email wendy.renteria@lacity.org.

You cannot save your work in this form. You can use this document that has a copy of the application to type your responses then copy and paste them into the form. http://cleanstreetsla.com/clean-streets-challenge/#print

Eligibility
(1) Official Applicant must be either a Neighborhood Council, community group, or entity with a valid taxpayer identification number and filing status (i.e. Tax ID, 501(c)(3), etc.).

(2) Applications must include a minimum of three partnering entities; one lead applicant and at least two community partners. More than three partners per application is encouraged.

Partnerships can include, but are not limited to: elected officials, Mayor's Volunteer Corps, LAPD Neighborhood Watch groups, Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce beautification committees, senior centers, school groups, church groups, service groups, homeowner associations (HOAs), environmental groups, neighborhood advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, or other elected offices (federal, state, county, commissions).

(3) Any community group can be a lead applicant. If selected for an award, it may be required to disclose any potential conflict of interest prior to accepting funds/awards.

(4) First time applicants are encouraged to partner or consult with a previous participant, or to communicate with Wendy Renteria at wendy.renteria@lacity.org.

Guidelines
You must submit this application by October 5, 2017 in order to be considered for the Clean Streets LA Challenge.

On the following pages, applicants will be asked to develop and submit ALL Five Action Plans: A Partnership Plan, Event Plan, Implementation Plan, Marketing and Outreach Plan, and a Reporting and Monitoring Plan. It may be helpful to type your answers in a Word document and transfer them into this form when you are ready.

When designing your Action Plans, you should decide on projects that can be completed during the Challenge Period: October 5, 2017 through November 30, 2017.

WHO CAN APPLY
Applications will be accepted from Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils and community groups/entities with a valid taxpayer identification number and filing status (i.e. Tax ID, 501(c)(3), etc.).

Partnerships can include, but are not limited to: elected officials, LAPD Neighborhood Watch groups, Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce, beautification committees, senior centers, school groups, church groups, service groups, homeowner associations (HOAs), environmental groups, neighborhood advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, or other elected offices (federal, state, county, commissions).

There is no limit on the number of partners that can be included on a single application. However, each application can only have one lead applicant. Partner organizations can offer support by providing volunteers, technical support, materials, and services. Get creative!

PROJECTS
Projects can include, but are not limited to neighborhood cleanups, the creation of a Block Captain Program, Bulky Item Blitz Days with the MyLA311 mobile app.

Neighborhood cleanups are encouraged in all communities, however, additional interest is given in neighborhoods whose streets are ranked with a cleanliness score of '3' or '2' as defined by the Clean Streets Index. http://www.cleanstreetsla.com/cleanstat/

CHALLENGE EVALUATION PROCESS
The Departments of Public Works and Neighborhood Empowerment will review, evaluate, and determine the most improved neighborhoods based on the strengths of each application and improvement metrics proposed and completed. Improvement will be determined by using the street-by-street cleanliness baseline released by the City, self-reported improvements by each applicant, and if needed, assessment by City staff.
The number of projects that will receive awards will be determined by the the criteria used to measure improvement, the number of applications received, and the number of projects completed successfully during the Challenge Period (October 5 through November 30, 2017).

AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the program.

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