Beautification grants thru “Curb Appeal” still offered

Apr 13th, 2012 | By | Category: News

As a continuation of their Curb Appeal project, the Neighborhood Initiative of the St. Bernard Community Foundation is continuing to offer business grants along all major thoroughfares to those who landscape their properties with trees, flowers, and bushes. 

Director of Neighborhood Initiatives, Polly Campbell, said during the April 4 council meeting that the group has allocated funds for 100 more business grants, and there are still applications available. 

“The goal is to make an incredible impact when people drive into this parish,” said Campbell. “We want to impact major thoroughfares in a major way.”

Eligible businesses must be along the major thoroughfares of Judge Perez, St. Bernard Highway and Paris Road. The grant reimburses business owners up to $500 for the purchase and planting of landscaping materials like trees, flowers and bushes.

W. Smith Elementary School is the latest business to take advantage of the Curb Appeal grant. A group of students, parents, and faculty gathered at the school early Saturday, April 7 to plant lantana and salvia around trees. A crew from the Sheriff’s department led by Deputy James Harper, planted 29 azaleas in the front of the school the day before. 

For more information about how to apply for a Curb Appeal grant, contact Campbell at 504.554.7134

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