The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is once again offering grants to two or three Philadelphia neighborhoods that submit the best plans for beautifying their locales.

The society said it'll award the grants of $15,000 to $25,000 early next year. The deadline for submitting proposals is Feb. 12, PHS said in a press release Monday.

Applications will be accepted from registered community organizations (RCOs), neighborhood associations, business improvement districts, educational institutions, religious organizations, block captains, businesses, non-profits, CDCs, special services districts, garden clubs and park groups, PHS said.

"PHS is looking for impactful projects that answer the question: How can you make your neighborhood uniquely beautiful through horticulture?" the release said.

Projects must meet one or more of the following criteria, according to PHS:

  • Enhances or creates beautiful, imaginative, and sustainable public spaces along a commercial corridor
  • Builds community and results in a project with long-term, multi-level impact
  • Exemplifies Philadelphia as a city with great civic landscapes

An information session will be 5 p.m., Jan. 6, 2016, at PHS headquarters, 100 N. 20th St.

Attendance is not required for submitting a Letter of Interest. LOI's will be accepted online starting Dec. 22.