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Get $500 to beautify your block
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Get $500 to beautify your block

Registered Block Captains can get a Visa gift card to add plants, paint or clean their streets.

Can your block use a little sprucing up?

The Streets Department is offering a Block Captain Beautification Grant for up to $500 to complete projects on their blocks.

Block captains can visit keepitcleanphilly.org to apply for the grant.

To receive the grant, block captains must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Must be a Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee-registered Block Captain to apply (and be eligible) 
  • Must provide a detailed description of what the grant will be used to accomplish or purchase 
  • Must sign the agreement form 
  • Must provide an itemized list and proof of purchase/receipt for any materials used in your project 
  • Must provide before/after photos of your project 
  • Must use gift card funds on beautification-related purchases ONLY 
  • Must conduct a meeting with your block’s residents to obtain a consensus agreement on all block beautification purchases and activities 
  • Must agree to have your beautification activities (photos/videos) used for STREETS Department promotional purposes 

The Block Captain Beautification Grant is part of the Streets Department’s KEEP IT CLEAN PHILLY initiative, which Is meant to increase enforcement and reduce illegal dumping.

Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADLEPHIA®

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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