Now accepting applications for 2023-2024 Federal and State Community Vulnerabilities Funding. Please click here for important dates.
2022 Mini-Grant Applications are now open for the Chihuahuita, Segundo Barrio, and Chamizal neighborhoods!
Supported by the City of El Paso and Cities of Service, the Love Your Block program provides mini-grants to residents, community members, and organizations to support neighborhood revitalization through volunteerism and small-scale projects, one block at a time. The neighborhoods of focus for Year 1 of the Love Your Block program include Chihuahuita, Segundo Barrio, and Chamizal. The goal is for each project selected to improve residents’ quality of life, promote a high level of community engagement, and address/support a neighborhood concern or initiative.
Christian LopezCivic Empowerment Coordinatorlopezca@elpasotexas.gov(915) 212-1680
Julia Del CampoNeighborhood Specialistdelcampojm@elpasotexas.gov(915) 212-1692
Andrea Ornelas-BejaranoLove Your Block Fellowornelasa@elpasotexas.gov(915) 212-1651
Applications are due no later than August 26th, 2022.
We encourage applicants to be creative in thinking of ways to beautify their neighborhoods!
The Love Your Block (LYB) team will consider the strength of the application based on the following criteria.
Administration of mini-grant to another person or organization, labor costs, compensation, political events, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, rent or utilities, speaker fees, computer equipment, scholarships or other direct support to individuals or families, improvement projects that primarily serve churches and/or other religious organizations and not the overall community and items or services for personal use.
Questions: For any questions, assistance in filling out your grant application, or additional information regarding Love Your Block, please email Neighborhoodservices@elpasotexas.gov or call (915) 212-1651.