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Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation to revitalize our city. To date, Love Your Block grants have helped beautify approximately 150 blocks in the City of Pittsburgh. The program invites nonprofit organizations to propose block improvement projects in their neighborhoods. Up to 30 local nonprofit groups will each win $1,000 Home Depot gift cards to achieve their goal. Each project must also demonstrate the ability to mobilize a minimum of 20 neighborhood volunteers to participate. Additionally, city agencies will provide services such as graffiti removal, supplying litter cleanup supplies, pruning city-owned trees, etc., as is feasible.

Applications for this round will be accepted up to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14th June 21st with notification of acceptance status given in early July. There will be a mandatory grantee orientation in August. Project implementation will take place from August 31 to October 31.

For this round, special consideration will be given to the following projects:

[P]rojects that engage and beautify local business districts. Encouraged projects include installing flowerboxes, creating pop-up cafes and shops, and projects that take place in neighborhoods with a high population of veterans.

You can apply online here and view a .PDF of the entire application here.

Apply now!

UPDATE: The deadline for applications has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 21st.


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