Green Avenue neighborhood work together to complete 2017 GAP project for a planter in the neighborhood green space.
Green Avenue neighborhood residents add a new planter to the community green space. 

Green Avenue Neighborhood Uses GAP Funds to Improve Green Space

2018 GAP applications due June 4

The Green Avenue Neighborhood Association used 2017 Grant Assistance Partnership (GAP) program funds to enhance their neighborhood green space with a large planter. With help from the City's parks and grounds staff, residents completed the project during a neighborhood workday of planting.

The GAP program is a combined effort by the City of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority.

2018 GAP applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 4. For more information, call 467-4574 or view the application online at

Over 150 Free Smoke Alarms Installed in Pleasant Valley 

Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) recently partnered with the American Red Cross to install over 150 new smoke alarms in the Pleasant Valley community during a weekend smoke alarm blitz. In addition to the free smoke alarms, GCFD personnel also provided residents with fire safety education and fire escape plans. 

GCFD offers free smoke alarms and installation to city residents. To request the service, call 232-2273 or submit a request online at
City of Greenville Fire Department in partnership with the American Red Cross install 155 smoke alarms in Pleasant Valley neighborhood.
Greenville City Fire Department and American Red Cross personnel at a recent smoke alarm blitz in Pleasant Valley. 

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City Council Member, Amy Doyle, accepts EPA Brownfields grant at ceremony held in Clinton, S.C.
City Council member Amy Doyle makes remarks during grant award ceremony in Clinton, SC. 

City of Greenville Receives $300,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant 

Redevelopment efforts on Greenville's west side will continue, thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Brownfields Assessment Grant provides funding to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties, while protecting public health and the environment. Beginning in October, the funding will be available for three years.

Visit to learn more about brownfields and track the progress of the grant. 

Home Repair Champions 

Rebuild Upstate recently presented the City of Greenville with its 2017 Home Repair Champion award in recognition of the City's financial contributions to affordable housing through owner-occupied home preservation.  

Over the years, the partnership between the City of Greenville and Rebuild Upstate has provided more than $300,000 for home rehabilitation and has enabled more than 70 families to live in safe, healthy homes as a result of home repairs and rehabilitation. 

Call 467-4416 or visit for information about the City's home rehabilitation program.    

City of Greenville awarded Home Repair Champion by Rebuild Upstate
Community Development staffers Michael Williamson and Rebecca Edwards show off Home Repair Champion award plaque. 

Community Input Needed for 2018 Annual Action Plan 

The City's Community Development Division will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the 1st Floor Conference Room of City Hall (206 S. Main Street) to discuss the 2018-2019 program year activities and funding allocations. 

At the meeting, the public will have an opportunity to comment and provide input on Community Development’s proposed plans to utilize funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. 
A draft Annual Action Plan can be viewed online at or at the following locations: 

  • Hughes Main Library, South Carolina Room (25 Heritage Green Place)
  • David Hellams, Nicholtown and West Greenville Community Centers
  • Community Development Division Office, 5th floor of City Hall (206 S. Main Street) 

Written comments can be submitted by email to or by mail to Monique Mattison, Community Development Division, P.O. Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 25. For more information, call Monique Mattison at 467-4570.

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