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RFP

We believe that every neighborhood should be a great place to live

Beautiful, safe, with green space, clean air, access to fresh, healthy food, and exciting, educational opportunities that engage and elevate the community.

The proceeds from our Same City Los Angeles campaign will fund a project in some of the most underserved areas of Los Angeles. Each selected project will tackle issues of 1) food justice, 2) education, and 3) neighborhood beautification. We are striving for a healthier and happier city, from the ground up.

Food Justice

It is not unusual for underserved communities to lack supermarkets but be plentiful in fast-food restaurants, liquor stores, and food products that emphasize convenience over good health.

Beautification

Statistics show that neighborhood beautification decreases crime and increases the health and well-being of residents, especially when those projects involve the planting of trees, community gardens, or the installation of art. Save a historic building, create green space in a concrete jungle, revitalize a vacant lot or alley.

Education

A community that invests in its health, collective knowledge and well-being ensures its future.  Education serves as the means to bring about the desired change in society, to create engaged, civic-minded individuals. Successful applicants will develop knowledge and skills for youth and adults alike, enabling them to provide for themselves and their communities.

Guidelines

Projects must be located in Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Service
Regions 4, 6, 8, 9 or 10. Click here to see boundaries of each area.

Preference is given to projects that significantly improve the life condition of residents and uplift  a blighted area.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be reviewed for consideration.

All Project Directors must be residents of the impacted community.

For murals and some art projects, permission must be obtained in advance by the property owner and/or other relevant city officials before funds will be granted. Additional review may also be required by city staff, including the City Attorney’s office, prior to granting approval.

Funds must be used for implementation of the project.

Applications must include the following:

  • An overview of the project – include background of the problem or concern your project addresses
  • Budget
  • Timeline
  • Benefits to the community
  • Maintenance plan (where applicable – i.e. for murals)
  • Appropriate releases and permissions where necessary
  • A full description of the team – with their bios/resumes and contact information
  • Three letters of support from community stakeholders

Submissions

Please forward your application to [email protected] – and type “RFP submission” in the subject line.

The deadline is July 1, 2016.

We are excited about the opportunity to work with you to create a brighter future for all of us.

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