Love Your Block Community Response Fund
The Love Your Block Community Response Fund, powered by Cities of Service and administered by the City of Buffalo’s Division of Citizen Services, awards mini-grants to support efforts that will help stop community spread of COVID-19.
Qualifying community-based groups, block clubs or neighborhood organizations can apply for these mini-grants, of up to $500, for projects that will fund efforts to help slow community spread or support frontline workers. Applications must be submitted by June 29, 2020.
For more information on the Love Your Block Community Response Fund, visit https://buffaloveyourblock.org/community-response-fund.
Join the "Good Neighbors Network" of Volunteers
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Buffalo continues to reinforce its reputation as the City of Good Neighbors as generous people look for ways to volunteer and support those in need. If you're healthy and want to be a Good Neighbors Network volunteer, go to www.buffalony.gov/volunteer.
Good Neighbors Network Initiative
Mayor Brown announced the launch of the Good Neighbors Network (GNN), a timely initiative that leverages the existing goodwill and social networks of Buffalo’s neighborhoods into a way of connecting residents without violating the physical distancing that is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
City volunteers, block club members, and police officers placed door hangers at the homes of residents throughout Buffalo. The door hangers have two sides, one which provides basic information on the Good Neighbors Network and another, brightly colored side, which residents can choose to place on their door handles indicating that they may need some form of assistance.
After a door hanger has been delivered, residents are being asked to bring it inside and only hang it outside again, with the brightly colored side facing out, when they think they might be in need of assistance.
“I want to thank all of the members of our community who have stepped up to volunteer. By working together and being there for each other we are demonstrating how a City of Good Neighbors responds in a crisis. I am so proud of the City of Buffalo. God bless us all."
- Mayor Byron W. Brown