Are you or someone you know helping the Milwaukee community during COVID-19? Apply for Love Your Block MKE's Caring Community Mini-Grant for the chance to receive up to $500 to continue your work!

We encourage people to apply if they are:

  • Sewing face masks

  • Making CDC-approved hand sanitizers

  • Creating something that benefits the well-being of their neighbors' physical, mental and/ or emotional health (qualifying projects are to the review committee's discretion).

Google Form Application
 
PDF Form Application 
*Please print, fill out and email completed PDF application to loveyourblock@milwaukee.gov*
Rules and Conditions:

  • This mini-grant is not to be used to start a project. This money is to be used to purchase supplies TO CONTINUE projects that are helping the community during COVID-19

  • This money is not for personal use/ finances 

  • This is a REIMBURSABLE mini-grant. Love Your Block MKE will reimburse you the costs of materials after receiving proof of purchase & photographic proof of the end product and it being distributed in the community. 

  • A total of $2,500 of Mini-grant funds have been set aside. The maximum amount of each individual mini-grant is $500. 

  • Applying does not guarantee mini-grant funds.

  • Efforts must be geared towards local residents. For example: if making face masks or hand sanitizer it must be directed towards community members such as neighbors, the elderly, restaurants, grocery store employees, etc. 

  • All applicants including those who received the mini-grant and those who did not but applied who share their amazing and positive stories about how they are helping the community will receive a mention on our social media (instagram and facebook) and on Love Your Block MKE's website

  • Mini-grants will be awarded as they are approved and accepted. The last day to submit an application (as funding allows) is May 29, 2020. 

*Applications positively affecting the Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) will be given highest priority, but others are encouraged to apply! List of TINs can be found below:

Brody

N 55th to 60th St,

Silver Spring to Carmen Ave

Century City

N 27th St to N 36th St,

W Burleigh to Capitol Dr

Clarke Square

Cesar Chavez Dr to 24th St,

Greenfield to Scott

Harambee North

Holton to 2nd,

Burleigh to Concordia

Roosevelt Grove

N 36th to 40th St,

W Concordia to Nash

Tri-Block

N 51st St to N 56th St,

Center St to W Burleigh

Walker Square

S 9th to Cesar Chavez Dr,

Greenfield to Pierce

Washington Park

N 32nd to N 35th,

W Galena to Lloyd St

West Burnham Park and Silver city

S 35th to S 41st St,

W Lapham to Scott St

Obligations of mini-grant recipients

If you are awarded the mini-grant you will need to do the following:  

  • Take pictures of the process: before, during and after

  • This is a reimbursable mini-grant. ALL receipts MUST be scanned and emailed BY June 30, 2020. 

  • Pictures of the final products and them being distributed to the community must be submitted with the receipts in order to be reimbursed.  

  • These items can be submitted to loveyourblock@milwaukee.gov
    or mailed to:

ATTN: Love Your Block MKE
809 N. Broadway, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

LOVE YOUR BLOCK MKE 

The Love Your Block (LYB) program is supported by the City of Milwaukee and Cities of Service, an international nonprofit. LYB provides opportunities for community members and organizations to engage residents in revitalizing their neighborhood through grant-funded block projects.

CONTACT 

P: (414) 286-6458

F: (414) 286-5447

E: loveyourblock@milwaukee.gov

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