Love Your Block

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How To Apply

​The application cycle is now closed.

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Grant Criteria

  • Be an active neighborhood group that is listed with the City of Phoenix, Neighborhood Services Department's The Neighborhood Link.​​

List your neigborhood organization​ - The Neighborhood Link​
  • Once awarded, a group cannot apply within a 3-year period.

  • Able to bring 3 to 6 people to attend the LYB workshop.

  • Complete all program requirements in a 6-month period.

  • Propose a project that will benefit the community and be available to the public.

  • Propose and execute a sustainability plan for the project.

  • If the project site is on private property, provide a letter of permission from the property owner.

  • Submit a proposed budget for the project.


Program Information

The Love Your Block (LYB) program is for listed neighborhood groups who are interested in making a difference in their community. The program is designed to develop and build neighborhood capacity. Participants will discover the unique traits of leadership and find a place to learn, study and grow into that leader. LYB has an exciting instructor-led, highly participatory workshop designed to increase resident knowledge and equip them to make a dynamic impact in their community. Neighborhood groups can apply for a grant from $1,000 to $5,000 to implement a sustainable project in their community, 8 groups will be awarded annually.​ This program is funded by a grant from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) and matched by the City of Phoenix Public Works Department. This program is led by the Neighborhood Services Department with support by the City Manager's Office and Mayor's Office.


Check out the Love Your Block Toolkit​ for example projects and steps for designing projects to transform your neighborhood.

Previous Projects​

See awarded projects from past years:

Year 1 Look Book

Year 2 Look Book

Year 3 Look Book

Year 4 Look Book


Grant Projects 2022

​Ocotillo Hills Block Watch - Entry Signs

Four neighborhood signs were manufactured, powered coated, and installed to serve as entry into the community. These signs have been able to identify and beautify the neighborhood as well as bring a sense of pride and ownership to those who live there.

North Park Central Neighborhood Association - Mural

North Park Central (NPC) engaged in an extensive, multi-month resident and artist engagement process in search of a design that reflected the identity of the close-knit neighborhood. The NPC community selected an artist and resident of NPC's sister neighborhood, Woodlawn Park, to design and install the murals. Two murals were installed along North 7th Avenue, one at West Amelia Avenue and another at West Clarendon Avenue.​

Mini-Grant Projects 2018-2019

Norton Vista neighborhood association – Enhancement & Neighborhood Revitalization

Norton Vista Neighborhood Association was established to bring service and add value to the Sunnyslope community. Through funding and volunteer support, a mural, message boards, and curb paintings assisted in enhancing and revitalizing the neighborhood. The large core group of neighborhood volunteers and increasing attendance at association meetings show that this project has renewed hope within the community.

Grant Park - Community Garden

Built and installed a pass-through gate on the east fence with a garden theme. This gate makes the garden more accessible to adults and children. Previously, there was only a heavy rolling gate that was hard to open.

Community Tree Plantings

Trees are an important tool in mitigating the urban heat island effect by providing shade, air quality improvements and walkability. The two tree plantings strengthened partnerships between multiple neighborhoods and the City in supporting the City's Tree and Shade Master Plan.