Buffalo will receive $25,000 as one of 10 winners of the 2018 Cities of Service City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block national competition.
The contest helps local governments engage in neighborhood revitalization efforts for low-income communities.
The money will be used for mini-grants and resources that support efforts by citizen groups and local nonprofit organizations to prevent or eliminate property blight through home repairs, lot transformations and community cleanup programs.
Also, two AmeriCorps VISTA members will serve in City Hall to help administer the program.
This year's competition was targeted to older, industrial cities that have faced substantial population loss.
The other winners are Gary, Ind.; Hamilton, Ohio; Hartford, Conn.; Huntington, W.Va.; Lancaster, Pa.; Milwaukee; Newark, N.J.; Richmond, Va.; and South Bend, Ind.