Clean Corps launches

On August 2, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced a new initiative to address dirty alleys, unmaintained vacant lots and public trash cans as part of his Clean Corps initiative. Under this initiative, the City of Baltimore is investing $14.7 million of 2021 American Rescue Plan Act funding to partner with community and citywide organizations to hire Baltimore residents to clean dirty alleys, public trash cans, and overgrown and trash filled vacant lots in up to 15 selected neighborhoods.

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Grantees will work with neighborhoods with the highest number of service request calls for boarding,  trash, and high grass and weeds; highest decrease in population; highest number of privately-owned vacant lots; and other factors.

Please see left for eligible neighborhoods.

The program combines workforce development, equity and empowering community-led efforts.  A Request for Applications will go out from the Baltimore Civic Fund approximately August 15 to community-based and citywide organizations to partner with neighborhoods to hire Baltimore residents at $15 per hour. 

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This map illustrates the neighborhoods eligible for Clean Corps

The Baltimore Department of Planning’s Baltimore Green Network staff will be the point of contact for the city with this initiative. They will be working in close cooperation with the Baltimore Department of Public Works, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Baltimore Civic Fund.

For more information, contact Kimberley M. Knox, at Kimberley.knox@baltimorecity.gov or 410-396-5902.

Here's a link to the official press release.

And here's a link to news coverage from CBS.

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