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Submit your proposal to the Hoyt Street Association Community Funding Project (HSACFP), an annual grant program, initiated by the Hoyt Street Association, to help fund neighborhood improvement projects in Boerum Hill.

Applications for the 2009-2010 HSACFP are available at Renaissance Properties, 71 Hoyt Street, and at the Mugavero Center, 155 Dean Street. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Hoyt Street Association, 124 Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY 11217-2215.

Past recipients include Songs for Seniors, Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association, Colab Projects Group, Inc/ART WALK, YWCA, Boerum Hill Association, Cat’s Cradle, Gowanus in Unity/Boerum Hill Tutoring Program, etc. HSACFP grants range from several hundred dollars, up to $1,000.

HSACFP proposals should meet one or more of the following needs:

• Encourage cleanliness, orderliness, beautification or preservation

• Improve public safety or quality of life

• Support educational or cultural activities for the residents

• Promote harmony between diverse elements of the neighborhood

The boundaries of the area to be served by the grants are the boundaries of the Boerum Hill neighborhood: On the north, Schermerhorn Street; on the south, Warren Street; on the east, Fourth Avenue; and on the west, Court Street.

The proposals will be reviewed by the members of the HSACFP committee, a group of neighbors who have been active for many years in the Hoyt Street Association.

Applications must be postmarked or delivered by 5 p.m., October 20, after which time they will be reviewed by the HSACFP Committee during the period from October 21, 2009-January 20, 2010. The HSACFP grant(s) will be awarded in February 2010.

For more, call718-237-0145.

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