Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Department of Public Works and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment are encouraging Angelenos to join together to clean our neighborhoods as part of the Clean Streets LA program. The Clean Streets Challenge, now in its second year, is a grant program open to Neighborhood Councils, local nonprofits, and other community partners.

Funds will be awarded to participants at the end of the Challenge based on the innovation and potential positive impacts to their communities as a result of their proposals, strategies and teamwork. Outstanding proposals last year included community cleans-ups, bulky item pick-up services, the use of technology and media to promote cleanup activities, and other creative approaches to keeping our streets, alleys, and other public spaces clean and safe.

Participants can use the CleanStat Clean Streets Index to identify areas in their neighborhoods that could most benefit from the Clean Streets Challenge.

Applicants are encouraged to learn more on our website at  Access the application at

Applications are due September 21, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact

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