Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009-10 CB Grant Application is Now Available

The Application and Guidelines packet for the 2009-10 Community Beautification Grant (CB Grant) is now available online HERE. The CB Grant is a competitive annual matching grant of up to $10,000 awarded to community groups to fund neighborhood beautification projects. Grants have been awarded for many different types of projects including public sculptures, murals, landscaping and neighborhood identification markers.
The application is available on our website, www.laocb.org/cbgrant. Last day to apply is Tuesday, October 20, 2009.
Learn how to apply at one of the 15 workshops held throughout the LA area. At the workshops, you will receive tips on how to make your application more competitive, see bef0re and after pictures of successful projects, meet CB Grant staff and like-minded members of your community, and have your questions answered.
The images that grace the new application cover were chosen from some great Community Beautification Grant funded projects. We would like to recognize these organizations and their projects.
Front Cover (left to right)
Back Cover (top to bottom)

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Two Lives Lost - Their Spirit Forever Remembered"

Families, friends and the Public Works family came together for a dedication ceremony of a statue in honor of two City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works employees who lost their lives by a co-worker on February 24, 2005. The monument was created by REMEMBERED, a private organization honoring the two employees, Mr. Ricardo "Big Rick" Garris and Mr. Rene Flores. REMEMBERED was awarded a CB Grant of $10,000.
On the plaque are the words:
In Memory of Rene Flores and Ricardo "Big Rick" Garris
February 24, 2005
The City of Angels wept this day....
Hearts broken... Grief insurmountable...
Time stood still...
A singular cry was heard.
Alas, the burden lifted... Held high with a promise... One by one...
They came to know Love Surrenders Not To The Passage of Time
And we... The City of Los Angeles... Shall Remember...