Love Your [Resilient] Block 2017 Application

The Love Your [Resilient] Block initiative invites organizations to submit project proposals that can transform their blocks with up to $1,500 and the support of City Departments. With these grant funds, winning groups can purchase supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves to build resilience in our City – block by block! Resilience is the ability for communities and residents within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kinds of stresses and acute shocks they experience. You can learn more about resilience in Pittsburgh in our Preliminary Resilience Assessment available at http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/cis/PRA2016_Final_version.pdf

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

1. Creating Green Spaces: Community gardens, pocket parks, public spaces, or vacant lot clean ups
2. Implementing Stormwater Capture: Rain gardens, bioswales, green bump-outs, rain barrels
3. Enhancing Parks: Painting structures, creating garden beds, picnic areas, shrub / flower planters
4. Streetscaping: Planting trees & flowers along curbs / entry-ways, sprucing up neighborhood signs
5. Removing Graffiti and Litter: Tire dumping, recycling waste, swapping graffiti for murals, etc.
6. Sprucing up of Pathways: Mulching / clearing overgrowth on trails, creating safe school “walking” bus routes
7. Emergency Preparedness: Creating emergency kits, establishing phone trees, community cohesion projects, flood protection

This City of Pittsburgh initiative was originally developed as part of servePGH, the City’s high-impact service plan to engage citizen volunteers to tackle Pittsburgh’s greatest challenges.

Important Dates:

January 6, 2017 Application Deadline
January 27, 2017 Grantees Announced
TBD Mandatory Grantee Orientation
August 31, 2017 Deadline for Project Completion


Sponsors: Cities of Service and Peoples Gas

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Resilience Consultants for project guidance or with any questions that may arise:
Alexander Cupo - alexander.cupo@pittsburghpa.gov - 215-285-5030
Emily Costello - emily.costello@pittsburghpa.gov - 814-360-6858

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    Additional Documents

    In addition to this form, please email the following information (action plan, budget plan and maintenance/sustainability plan) in one document to lex.janes@pittsburghpa.gov Note: Your application will not be considered completed until we receive this document.

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