Councilman Krekorian Launches Neighborhood Council Community Beautification Program
This has turned into love week, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Well, we love North Hollywood. So how do we show how much we love NoHo? By making NoHo more beautiful! Councilmember Paul Krekorian announced the launch of the Neighborhood Council Beautification Program – an $80,000 matching grant program for neighborhood councils within the second district. The Neighborhood Council Community Beautification Program,is a grant program to provide the neighborhood councils in Council District 2 resources for community-driven, infrastructure projects that enhance, strengthen and beautify the neighborhood.
“This is a terrific opportunity to upgrade our neighborhoods and strengthen communities,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “With these funds, we will work closely with neighborhood councils in my district to kick off beautification and improvement projects throughout Council District 2. These grants will be used by each community for projects that will create an enhanced quality of life for our Valley.”
Every award is matched by neighborhoods’ or communities’ resources of volunteer labor, donated materials, donated professional services or cash. The grant program aims to provide neighborhood councils in Council District 2 – comprised of Greater Valley Glen, Mid-Town North Hollywood, North Hollywood North East, North Hollywood West, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Village and Van Nuys – resources for community-driven, infrastructure projects that enhance, strengthen and beautify the neighborhood. .
They encourage Neighborhood Councils to partner with other organizations within their target area, such as arts organizations, Neighborhood Watch groups, schools and community based organizations.
All projects will be initiated, planned and implemented by community members in partnership with the council office and all neighborhood councils are invited to apply for up to $10,000 each. What type of projects will be funded? Proposals should be for physical improvements, including landscaping projects, neighborhood markers, tree plantings, benches, planters, curb cuts, signs, trash receptacles, murals, art, etc. Projects must be visible, provide a public benefit and be located in places such as street medians, parkways, walls visible to the public and municipal property. Permission must be obtained in advance by the property owner before funds will be granted. Additional review may also be required by City staff, including the Office of the City Attorney prior to granting approvals. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2014
For full details on funding, the application process, proposal guidelines and submission deadlines, CLICK HERE>>
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