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Grants available to improve community spaces in Central Hillside, Lincoln Park neighborhoods

Residents can apply for up to $1,500 from Love Your Block Duluth.

Blighted property
Love Your Block fellow Sarah Erickson, left, and VISTA member Annika Frazer pose in the alley behind a blighted Lincoln Park property April 18.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — Applications for the 2022 Love Your Block Duluth mini-grant are now available for Central Hillside and Lincoln Park neighborhood residents to use to reduce blight.

Residents can apply for up to $1,500 to fund a volunteer-led neighborhood improvement project that will bring neighbors together to improve spaces that have not been cared for and no longer benefit the community. Possible projects could include neighborhood cleanups; public art installations; creating a system for reducing litter and abandoned waste; and repurposing vacant lots as active community spaces.

Residents are encouraged to work together and with the city of Duluth. Love Your Block staff will be holding the following information and brainstorming sessions:

  • 9-10 a.m. May 14, meeting link at duluthmn.gov/love-your-block .
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 16, Community Action.Duluth conference room, 2424 W. Fifth St. 102.
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 17, Damiano Center conference room, 206 W. Fourth St.

Children are welcome. Snacks will be provided. More sessions will be held in June ahead of the second round of grants.
Applications for the first round of funding are due June 3 and can be found at duluthmn.gov/love-your-block . For more information, contact Sarah Erickson at serickson@duluthmn.gov or 218-348-2165.

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