Mayor Newsom Announces Winners of This Year's Community Challenge Grants for Neighborhood Greening Projects

Mayor Newsom Announces Winners of This Year’s Community Challenge Grants for Neighborhood Greening Projects 12/18/09 – Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the winners of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG), formerly known as the Neighborhood Beautification Fund. The program provides matching grants to local residents, businesses, non-profits and other community groups to make physical improvements to their neighborhoods.

The Community Challenge Grant Program has awarded 29 grants totaling $723,839.00 and, combined with the first round earlier this year, the CCG awarded a year total of $1,244,000.00.

The CCG focuses on projects that directly engage residents and businesses in creating green spaces, gathering places, public art, and other neighborhood amenities by featuring and applying ecologically friendly practices. The program is an important tool for enabling communities to take the lead in conducting small scale improvements in their own communities, and is a critical component of San Francisco’s Livable City Initiative. Read more

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