Neighborhood Beautification Grant Program

The Application Period for 2022 Has Closed


The City of Rancho Palos Verdes’ Neighborhood Beautification Program (NBG Program) is designed to help build and foster strong neighborhoods by connecting residents to services and resources that help to improve the quality of life in the Rancho Palos Verdes community. The goal of the NBG Program is to engage residents in beautification projects. These projects would improve neighborhood appearances as experienced from the City’s roadways.

The City Council approved an allocation of for the Neighborhood Beautification Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 in the amount of $25,000 to be distributed throughout the City for approved projects.

All projects must:

  • Be visible by the general public either located on, at the intersection of, or in the general vicinity of arterials or collector streets (arterial or collector streets as defined in the General Plan – Circulation Element), as to provide community-wide and general public benefit.
  • Result in an enhancement of the neighborhood’s appearance.
  • Be within City limits.

Eligible projects:

Typical projects will physically improve neighborhoods. Examples include:

  • Redesigned entryway landscapes, utilizing best management practices and drought tolerant plans when feasible
  • New neighborhood entryway signs
  • Enhance/repair/replace existing neighborhood entryway sign, screening walls, and/or tract walls
  • Removal and/or replacement of chain link fences

Projects will be ranked based on a rubric and awards will be granted in order of highest scoring projects.   If two projects receive the same score, a random draw will be used to determine their order.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Neighborhoods represented by a formal HOA or multifamily residential development property management company; or at least three (3) households if no formal representation.
  • Project located on, at the intersection of, or in the general vicinity of arterial or collector streets. That is, viewable and accessible from:
    1. Arterial streets: Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes Drive East, Palos Verdes Drive West, Hawthorne Boulevard, Miraleste Drive, Crest Road (West), Silver Spur Road, Western Avenue, Crenshaw Boulevard; or
    2. Collector streets: Indian Peak Road, Ridgegate Drive, Granvia Altamira, Crest Road (East), Crestridge Road, Highridge Road, or Montemalaga Drive.

Project costs:

Two grant funding options are available for eligible neighborhoods, for a maximum of 50% reimbursement of the cost of the project, up to the following levels:

  1. Level 1 grant valued between $1,000 and $2,999
  2. Level 2 grant valued between $3,000 and $5,000

Application:

The application packet will be available in the next application cycle. 

Additional Documents (Subject to Change in Next Application Cycle):
View the Frequently Asked Questions sheet (PDF)
View the List of Previous Grantees (PDF)
View the Program Rubric (PDF)
View the Staff Report (PDF) presented to the City Council on December 7, 2021 and Presentation Slides (PDF)

2022 Program Timeline:

January 3, 2022 – City begins accepting applications.
April 15, 2022 – Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm.
April 18-29, 2022 – Staff obtains clarification from applicants as needed and conducts initial site inspections.
Week of May 9, 2022 – Tri-Department panel evaluates proposals.
June 7, 2022 – City Council evaluates funding recommendations.
June 8, 2022 – Applicants notified of their status and may begin work on projects.
June 8, 2023 – Deadline for applicants to complete their projects.

Reimbursements will be made to awardees upon proof of completion of project.

Questions:

Please direct questions to publicworks@rpvca.gov or 310-544-5252.

Watch a video about the program below: