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Love Your Block

Welcome to the Love Your Block information page.

The City of Newark Love Your Block Program connects residents with city departments and community organizations to implement hyper-local neighborhood beautification and community-building projects. The overall goal of the Love Your Block program is to Prevent Blight and Revitalize City Neighborhoods One Block At A Time!

The Love Your Block Mini-Grants Program is located inside City Hall Room B-12.

About the Newark Office of Sustainability

The Newark Office of Sustainability ( works with city agencies, partner organizations and community members to make Newark cleaner, greener, healthier, and more prepared to face the impact of climate change and more engaged with the green economy.

About Cities of Service

A national nonprofit organization, Cities of Service ( helps mayors and city leaders tap the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities. The organization provides technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities to cities and their leadership.

How To Apply:  

To be considered, your project must meet all eligibility criteria and project proposal forms must be completed and submitted electronically by Monday, March 25th, 2024 12:00 P.M. (if you need assistance to submit electronically please contact Jonathan Gordon)

Jonathan Gordon

Climate Action Coordinator

Office of Sustainability

Mini-Grant Application Information

To view the Love Your Block City Ordinance with the eligibility checklist, the program flyer, workshops, and to learn more about Love Your Block Newark please utilize the links below:

Please submit your application through the online form; this will ensure all needed documents are submitted; if you require ASSISTANCE in submitting your application online, don't hesitate to contact our office.
2024 LYB Application (Online) - Click here to start

Learn How to Submit a Strong Application at Our Upcoming Workshops & Register in Advance by Clicking the Hyperlinks Below:

  • Workshops to be announced soon, please contact us
- Please e-mail Jonathan Gordon to be notified of dates and times of workshops. Jonathan Gordon

Deadlines & Dates to Remember:

Application Portal Open for
 Tuesday, February 14, 2024 12:00 P.M.
Until: Monday, April 1st, 2024 12:00 P.M.

Selection Committee Review Period -April
Grantee Announcement May - July

Meet Our Grantees

2021 Grantees

South Ward

Central Ward

West Ward

2020 Grantees

South Ward

Central Ward

West Ward

2019 Grantees

South Ward

  • L.I.F.T. As We Climb, Inc.
  • Union Chapel Community Development Corporation
  • Giving One Tenth
  • South 17th & 18th Streets Neighborhood Association
  • The City of Newark Youth Working Group
  • Schley Street South Blitebegone
  • Avon Avenue School

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