Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced a one-year beautification grant opportunity for Boston’s gardeners, community groups, and open space advocates.
Underwritten by $275,000 provided by the City of Boston, the Beautify Boston grant program is offered by Mayor Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to qualified not-for-profit organizations. Approved beautification projects will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Grants of $10,000 or more will require an equal match in funding.
Any highly visible beautification or infrastructure project that will make a long-lasting or permanent impact to a neighborhood may be eligible. Approved projects receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for improvements to neighborhood open spaces. Grants of $10,000 or more will require an equal match in funding. Funding matches must be documented and can include in-kind staff time and labor, either in part or in whole. Potential projects include:
Professional landscaping improvements/plantings with maintenance plan,
Tree planting, pruning, or removal,
New benches, murals, public art, walkways or fencing,
Restoration of murals, plaques, fencing, or masonry walls, and
Property cleanups including graffiti removal and waste removal costs.
Applications must be received by Thursday November 15, 2012 at 5:00PM to the Boston Parks & Recreation Department office or submitted online. For complete information and to download application: http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/beautifyboston/