Economic Development

TNP Provides Funds for Volunteer Cleanup Projects

WARREN, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, up to $300 per volunteer or neighborhood group will be available for cleanup and beautification projects here through Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Building a Better Warren program.

Intended to build on TNP’s other support, the program will reimburse applicants – whether individuals or neighborhood groups – who propose a date, time, work plan and budget for their efforts. TNP will also provide free garbage bags, gloves, and plywood to board up vacant houses. It will also lend tools for cleanup projects.

Funds approved can be used to plant flowers and other ornamental shrubs, paint, playground equipment, fencing and other materials.

“This allows us to support volunteer and resident driven efforts to improve our neighborhood,” said TNP executive director Matt Martin. “The program aligns with the neighborhood plans that residents helped us create.”

A grant from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, the First Place Community Fund and the Kennedy Family Fund is underwriting Build a Better Warren.

Applicants can contact Martin at 330 599 9275 or download an application here.

Pictured: Teens plant a garden as part of Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s work in Warren’s neighborhoods.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.