America in Bloom offers numerous programs and educational resources to help your community become more beautiful, vibrant, and sustainable. Each of AIB’s programs is focused on seven areas of impact: community vitality, flowers, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental efforts, celebrating heritage, and overall impression.
The National Awards Program: A Roadmap for Success and Valuable Recognition
Receive recognition for the big and small things you are doing to transform your community. Communities involved in the National Awards Program receive an in-person visit by a team of America in Bloom Advisors – specially-trained professionals – to tour your community, meet leaders and volunteers, provide coaching and mentoring, and prepare a detailed evaluation that offers comprehensive recommendations for community transformation.
Growing Vibrant Communities: Take a Look at Yourself
Growing Vibrant Communities is a self-assessment program that encourages volunteer community leadership in coordination with municipal efforts in an ongoing commitment to community vitality, beauty, environmental stewardship, the celebration of heritage, and civic engagement.
Don’t miss attending this inspiring and celebratory three-day event that provides educational sessions, learning tours, best ideas sharing, awards celebrations, and the chance to learn from others across the country. Join fellow civic improvement enthusiasts, plant lovers, and community-minded individuals to learn, collaborate, grow, connect, plan, and celebrate.
AIB/CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up Grants Program
We’ve partnered with the CN Railway to administer the “EcoConnexions From the Ground Up” grants program. This innovative program provides funding for collaborative community greening projects of public spaces in communities along CN Railway’s transcontinental network of rail lines. We encourage the diverse urban and rural communities along the CN corridor to take environmental action by improving your natural landscaping, groundcover, floral displays, and urban forests. This grant program is only available to communities along CN-owned railroad tracks.
There are many ways to show your support and engage with our national beautification and improvement efforts. Local volunteers spread awareness and organize their communities. Interested in volunteering? Learn more.
Sponsorships, tax-free donations, auctions, and raffles fund our programs and activities. Interested in financially supporting America in Bloom?Learn more.
National volunteers lead our board and serve as Advisors. Interested in serving on the Board?Learn more.