Love Your Block Grant

Love Your Block is an initiative of NYC Service in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City that provides a unique opportunity for neighborhood groups to transform and improve their communities through local action while leveraging City services. 

Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to $1,000 and City services provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation of New York, and the Department of Environmental Protection to help improve their block. In addition to the grant and City services, groups receive project planning and community building assistance as well as support with local media coverage for the project.

Application Instructions 


Review our grant guidelines to see if your group's project and the Love Your Block grant are good match.


Attend an information session to learn more about the grant application process and to think through ideas you may already have for your project. You are not required to attend an application workshop to apply for our grant.

October 16, 2017: 6:00pm - 7:30pm; Lower Manhattan
October 23, 2017: 6:00pm - 7:30pm; Lower Manhattan

Contact Shawn at 212-822-9563 or by email at for more information and to RSVP.


Access the Application

(Preferred method of submission: Online Form - click to access form. You will be able to save and return to your application.)

Fill Out the Online Application

Download a Word document to fill out and submit via email, mail, or fax. For PDF applications, save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document and click below the questions to enter your answers. Save it as a PDF, and send it back to us.


Submit your application.

Submit your application by 11:59 PM on November 6th - this includes mailed applications. Applications should be complete submitted via the following:

- Online form

- Email to Shawn at

- Mail to Citizens Committee, c/o Shawn Whitehorn, 77 Water Street Suite 202 New York, NY 10005

- Fax to 212-989-0983