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Love Your Block Award Benefits

Over the two years of the grant term, selected cities will be provided with: 

  • $40,000 in funding for program implementation and volunteer-led mini-grant projects
  • $60,000 in funding to support a local full-time Love Your Block Fellow from the community
    • The Love Your Block Fellow must be an individual from the community being served, have a track record of building local relationships, and cannot be related to city hall staff or elected officials. 
  • Up to two AmeriCorps VISTA members each year to support city leaders in engaging low-income community members in this work
    • AmeriCorps VISTA members’ time must be used in accordance with the core principles of the VISTA program: an anti-poverty focus, community empowerment, sustainable solutions, and capacity building. Click here to learn more about AmeriCorps.
  • High-touch consulting services and programmatic support from Cities of Service
  • Peer-to-peer networking with current and former Love Your Block grantees
  • Invitations to annual gatherings
  • Recognition as a Love Your Block grantee cities in Cities of Service collateral, including on our website and other media