500 Chauncey St. Block Association

Cash for your front-yard garden vision!

 

The Block Association recently won a Citizens Committee of New York grant, and we're passing funds on to our residents with individual grants of up to $150! Just fill out our simple application below. Here are the rules.


 
 

Funds for your front yard.

Up to 15 grants will be awarded to residents to invest in planting their front yards, to cover the cost of plants, soil, and/or planters. You have a high probability of getting a grant if you submit a proposal. You submit the project, and we'll help you carry it out.

Design rules.

Submit a brief description of your project below or choose one of the three example projects. Our only rule is that designs must include one a least one hardy, easy-to-grow large shrub or bush* or small tree.** These can be grown in a large planter, a raised bed, or in the ground. The Block Association can assist with your project.

*e.g., euonymous, forsythia, privet, rose, or pyracantha.

**e.g, crepe myrtle, flowering dogwood, or Japanese maple.

Your commitment.

As part of the grant process, you'll commit to letting passersby view your plants, which means moving trash cans away from your fence. 


Let's do this.


 
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
If you don't want to design your own project, just select one of the three example projects below.
Block Association Participation *
Are you interested in supporting any of the following Block Association projects?

Example Projects


Here are some proposals that are likely to be accepted. Feel free to copy and submit these.

 

Example 1: Large Planter

"I'd like to add one large planter ($50) in the middle of my yard, near my fence, and plant a large shrub, (e.g. euonymous, arborvitae, hydrangea) or small tree (e.g. crepe myrtle), or whatever is healthy and available locally for $50-100. I'm willing to cover the cost of any additional expenses, like soil or higher-priced materials, up to $50 additional dollars. I'd like volunteer help with planting."

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Example 2: Raised Bed

"I'd like to add a wooden raised bed ($50) in the middle of my yard, near my fence, and plant a shrub ($25) and/or some perennial flowers ($25). I'm willing to cover the cost of any additional expenses, like soil or higher-priced materials, up to $50 additional dollars. I'd like volunteer help with planting."

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Example 3: In Ground

"I'd like to like to plant a large shrub or small tree ($75-100) in the ground in my yard. I'm willing to cover the cost of any additional expenses, like soil or higher-priced materials, up to $50 additional dollars. I'd like volunteer help with breaking up a three-foot circle of concrete, adding decorative bricks to circle the planting area, and planting."