Because if you do, you can still apply for the Community Beautification Grant put out by the Office Of Community Beautification. The grant matches up to $10,000 in funds to improve neighborhoods in Los Angeles. There is currently about $800,000 – enough for 90 grants throughout the city. Westchester, Playa Del Rey, or Playa Vista, anyone?
Some examples of past projects include:
- A new playground in Northridge
- Eight new benches at Chinatown’s West Plaza
- A historic mural in Highland Park
- A new “Tot Lot” at a Pacoima parent center
The last workshop was on September 18th, but if you missed it and want to find out more information about how you can apply for the grant, there is a slide show to tell you all about what you need to do. If you’re not already an established organization, grab at least four other like-minded folks (you need five members) and get going! You don’t have to be an established 501(c)(3).
If you do decide to apply, please come back here, share your story, and let us know how it goes.