YEAR TWO APPLICATION APPLICATION PERIOD: Hartford.Gov

 
YEAR TWO APPLICATION APPLICATION PERIOD: Hartford.Gov
YEAR TWO
          APPLICATION

           APPLICATION PERIOD:
    FEBRUARY 14TH 2020 TO APRIL 3RD, 2020
  APPLICATION WORKSHOPS AND POP-UPS WILL BE HELD DURING THIS TIME,
            DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND BUT WOULD LIKE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE EMAIL US
              DIRECTLY AT LOVEYOURBLOCK@HARTFORD.GOV
YEAR TWO APPLICATION APPLICATION PERIOD: Hartford.Gov
Y E A R                                    T W O
                                                               Grant Application
                          Love Your Block Hartford

                              2020 Grant Application

Introduction
The City of Hartford was selected as one of ten Love Your Block 2018 cities by Cities of Service! Love

Your Block Hartford is a mini-grant program will support resident-driven improvement projects across the

city. In Year Two, the grant will support residents who want to make a difference in their community by

funding projects focused on combating litter, activating vacant lots, and strengthening neighborhood pride.

Ideal locations are gateway areas with high visibility and high-impact. Community groups or individuals

are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 to fund projects that will revitalize and beautify their neighborhood.

All project proposals within these parameters will be reviewed for approval.

Important Dates

              Application Release Date:                                         February 14th

              Application Workshops:                              March 11th, 14th, and 18th

              Application Deadline:                                                   April 3rd

              Mini-Grant Awardees Announced:                                        April 24th

              Mandatory Orientation:                                                   May 9th

              First Project Day for All Volunteers:                                  May 10th

              Project Completion Deadline:                                           June 30th

              Final project Report Deadline:                                   September 18th

            For Application assistance email loveyourblock@hartford.gov to request an appointment.

Grant Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Love Your Block grant, each group must:

   Propose a project within the boundaries of the City of Hartford (see Appendix A).

   Propose a project that highlights the uniqueness of your neighborhood.

   Propose a project that is open to the public and beautifies and/or increases safety of your neighborhood.

   Recruit 10 or more volunteers; 50% must be residents of the neighborhood

   Propose a budget that does not exceed $1,000.

   Be willing to collect and document project data and results.

   Have at least two identified project leaders and who can attend the Mandatory Orientation (May 9th,

   2020).

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Sample Love Your Block Projects:

Neighborhood clean-ups, vacant lot revitalization, community gardens, removing graffiti and litter, art

installations, and tree/flower planting. This is not an exhaustive list; applicants are invited to propose other

creative   ideas   and   can    refer   to   the   our   Year    One     Projects   page    and   lookbook       here

(https://tinyurl.com/YearOneProjects)

Applicants can also opt to join the ‘Adopt-a-Block’ program, the project can be either centered around this

or extend into this following project completion. Adopt-a-Block is a new initiative backed by the City of

Hartford wherein residents and/or local organizations can choose to ‘adopt’ a street or part of a street of

their choosing in their neighborhood. By doing so, the group agrees to take the lead in keeping this area

clean through, at minimum, four volunteer-led clean-ups per year. Only complete these forms and send

with your application if your project is centered around this initiative. If your proposal does not center

around adopting a block in your neighborhood but you are still interested, then these forms can be filled

and submitted later.

Funds May Not Be Used For:

Administration of mini-grant, rent or utilities, speaker fees, computer equipment, scholarships or other

direct support to individuals or families, improvement projects that primarily serve churches and/or other

religious organizations and not the overall community, and items or services for personal use.

Application Checklist:

    Completed Application

    "Before" pictures of proposed project site

    Letter of permission from property owner for implementation of project on their property (if applicable)

    Adopt-a-Block form (if applicable)

How To Apply:

The application is available online (https://tinyurl.com/LYBYearTwo) and paper copies are available in the

following locations:

   City Hall, Office of Community Engagement -              Community Centers

   550 Main Street, Room 203                                    Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main

                                                                Street
   Trinfo Cafe - 1300 Broad Street
                                                                Arroyo Community Center - 30 Pope Park Dr
   Hartford Public Library Branches
                                                                Free Center - 460 New Britain Avenue
     Frog Hollow - 744 Park Street
                                                            Hartford Senior Centers
     Downtown - 500 Main Street
                                                                North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry Street
     Clay Arsenal - 1750 Main Street
                                                                Parkville Community and Senior Center - 11 New
     Upper Albany - 1250 Albany Avenue
                                                                Park Avenue
     Parkville - 7 New Park Avenue
                                                                South End Wellness Senior Center - 830 Maple
     Northeast - 261 Barbour Street
                                                                Avenue
     Southend - 30 Campfield Avenue

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Submission of Application

Completed applications are due no later than April 3rd, 2020 at 5pm. Applications and any additional

documents can be submitted one of the following ways:

    Email:
        loveyourblock@hartford.gov

        Subject line: Last name, first name: Love Your Block Grant Applicant, Neighborhood

    Mail-In or Drop Off:
        Love Your Block

        City of Hartford

        Office of Community Engagement

        550 Main Street, Room 203

        Hartford, CT 06103

Questions
For any questions or additional information regarding Love Your Block, please contact the LYB team at:

        loveyourblock@hartford.gov

        Phone: (860) 757 - 9045

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Section One: Applicant Information

Group Name (if applicable):

Group Mailing Address (if applicable):

Project Lead Name (required):

Phone Number:                                             Email:

Address:

Project Co-Lead Name (required):

Phone Number:                                             Email:

Address:

Additional Contact Name:

Phone Number:                                             Email:

Address:

 What inspired you to apply for a Love Your Block grant? (Max word count: 100)

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Section Two: Project Proposal (25 points)

Beautification                                                                    Environmental Safety

      Art Installation                                                                  Neighborhood Clean Up

      Tree Planting                                                                     Vacant Lot Clean-Up/Revitalization

      Other (please specify below):                                                     Graffiti Removal

                                                                                        Street Light Assessment & Repair

                                                                                        311 Neighborhood Walk and Repair

                                                                                        Other (please specify below):

Tactical Urbanism

      Community Garden

      School Improvement

      Park/Community Center Improvement
                                                                              Other (please specify below):
      Other (Please specify below):

Project/Campaign Name:

Project Location (street address):

Project Start and End Dates:                                                                               to

Is the project site located on public or private property?                                    Public              Private             Don't Know

If the project is located on private property, please include a letter from the property owner offering permission for your group to complete your project if

selected. You can reach out to the Love Your Block team if you need help contacting property owners.

     For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Proposal Summary            (Max word count: 500)

     Describe the project

     Indicate the main objectives/goals (minimum of one goal required)

     Identify the target audience of the project (e.g children, families, block residents, public foot traffic)

                 Section Three: Community Engagement (25 points)

How will you engage residents in your project? (Max word count: 250)

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Volunteer List

    A minimum of 10 volunteers are required for each project, 50% must be residents of the neighborhood your project is in.

                                Please write the names and addresses of your volunteers below

                   Name                                                                   Address

John Doe                                                          550 Main Street (Downtown)

                Note: Please check this box if you require assistance in finding additional volunteers

For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Section Four: Budget (20 points)

Have you reached out to any community partners (churches, schools, non-profits, and businesses)

about being a partner on this project?                            Yes            No

  Please list any existing resources and/or partners for this project and describe how partners will

                                                        support the work.

Does your project budget exceed $1000?                          Yes           No

   If so, please describe the need for additional funds and the solution to closing the gap in funding.

                                                     Proposed Budget
   Please provide a budget that includes all planned expenses related to the project (please attach document if additional rows are needed

           Item                       Purpose                    Vendor/Supplier                       Quantity                 Cost

                                                                                         Total (taxes included)             $

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
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Section Five: Metrics & Impact (10 points)

Describe the desired outcomes of your project (i.e Decrease illegal dumping, decrease crime activity

                             in the area, increase neighborhood pride, etc)

                       How will you measure the outcomes of your project?

                   (i.e Count number of volunteers, pounds of trash collected, etc)

                       Section Six: Sustainability Plan (20 points)

Please indicate the various steps your group will take to sustain the project beyond the grant period

                         (Please attach documet if additional rows are needed)

         Plan                       Action                     Person(s) Responsible   Timeline

   Example: Maintain   Solicit conservationist for treatment
                                                                    Main Contact        Annual
        mural            or request the artist to retouch

  For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
How will you secure necessary resources and funding to maintain the project?

                                           (Max word count: 250)

                          Section Seven: Application Attachments

                                             Before Pictures

    Please attach your project location's before pictures or provide a link to a media storage site below.

Media Storage Site Link:

If you are unable to provide before photos, please explain why:

                       Letter of Permission from Private Property Owner(s)

                         Please attach a scanned copy of the original letter below.

If you are unable to provide a scanned letter, please explain why:

   For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
APPENDIX A:
               Map of Hartford NRZ Boundaries

For up-to-date information on Love Your Block, like our Facebook page @LoveYourBlockHartford
APPENDIX B:
                         Potential Gateways for Year Two

                                                                          Blue Hills:
                                                                     Westbourne & Blue Hills

                                                                        Clay Arsenal:
                                                                       202 Albany Avenue

                                                                          Southwest:
                                                                     New Britain & Hollywood

CONTACT US AT:
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Upper Albany:
                                                                      Homestead & Garden

                                                                           MARG:
                                                                       Franklin & Maple

                                                                         Southend:
                                                                      Wethersfield Avenue

CONTACT US AT:
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