Friday, March 25, 2011

Council District 13 Beautification Grant

Council President Eric Garcetti of Council District 13 (CD 13) is accepting grant applications for the "Clean & Connected Communities" Program.  The program will award matching grants of up to $2500 to fund beautification projects in CD 13.

Eligible projects must be located in a public space in Council District 13 and include a beautification element to make the community cleaner, greener and safer.  

The Council Office will review and narrow the list of potential projects and the community will vote for their favorite project to be funded in their neighborhood. Three projects will be awarded in each of the eight neighborhoods of CD 13 which includes Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Historic Filipotown, Elysian Valley, East Hollywood, Glassell Park and Atwater Village. 

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13th.  Please submit your applications by email or mail to: 
Mail:  Clean and Connected CD13
          Office of L.A. City Council President
          5500 Hollywood Blvd, 4th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA  90028

Click on Clean & Connected Communities Program for more information or to obtain a copy of the application.

Good luck!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Creating a 1000 Community Gardens and Green Spaces

To show that they are “dedicated to a beautiful world”, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company will be awarding grants of up to $1500 for community garden and green spaces projects in its GRO1000 Grassroots Grant.  GRO1000 strives to create 1000 community garden and green spaces in US, Canada and Europe by 2018, to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

Eligible organizations are those that are recognized under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor that is nonprofit and tax-exempt.  The project must show community involvement and support.  Last date to file for the 2011 grant is Thursday, March 31, 2011. 

Click on GRO1000 Grassroots Grant for more information or to apply for the grant.