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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Lots of Green

Lots of Green is a program to revitalize blighted community resources through a large-scale greening campaign in one Pittsburgh neighborhood. Lots of Green will refurbish vacant property and provide open and safe green spaces in the community ready for future development.

Opportunity

Vacant lots and unused land abound in many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, sitting dormant and in need of development. Reclaiming these lots using a clean-and-green strategy addresses issues of community connections, public health and safety, and reversing urban decay.

Scope

Proposals are not limited to this description and may also include programmatic elements, websites, marketing, and other activities that enhance the effectiveness of the initiative.

Lots of Green should:

  • Be based in one Pittsburgh neighborhood with the cooperation of community members and stakeholders
  • Establish or enrich partnerships between a community development company, active neighborhood associations, advocacy groups, and community members
  • Present strategies for acquiring access to sites, testing and evaluating the soil, grading and planting the ground and, where necessary, the cultivation of a community garden/urban farm
  • Incorporate community residents as volunteer laborers in reclaiming the lots

Project Managers will be responsible for the following outcomes:

  • Comprehensive land stabilization campaign executed in participant community
  • At least one productive community garden/urban farm within the Lots of Green network

Funding Range

Funding for this project will cover the costs of a pilot project to green vacant lots in one participant community. Sprout will consider funding requests of up to $20,000 for this project.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Sprout Fund invites community members to submit their approach to this proposed project, one of five identified during the Engage Pittsburgh initiative. Proposals should present an innovative and effective realization of the idea described in this request. If awarded, the successful project team will be engaged to implement their proposal.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the answers to the questions asked and each applicant’s ability to fulfill the project requirements and achieve the desired outcomes described in the RFP.

PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 5PM THURSDAY MAY 24, 2007.


To learn the history of this idea see the previous iterations in The Top 20, or go even further back to The Big Idea Book


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