Baltimore To Hire Residents To Clean Public Spaces As Part Of ‘Clean Corps’ Initiative Funded By $14.7M in ARPA Money

Baltimore will hire community members to clean and maintain public spaces as part of an initiative that will be supported by $14.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

As part of the new “Clean Corps” initiative, the mayor’s office will work with local community and citywide organizations to hire community members for beautification work. Once hired, community members will remove debris from alleyways, public trash cans, and vacant lots in up to 15 historically disinvested neighborhoods.

“Everyone deserves to live in a clean and healthy community and with Clean Corps we are actively expanding our capacity to maintain neighborhoods and proactively address blighted spaces, all while providing meaningful employment for residents in our communities,” Scott said in a statement.