Rebuild is encouraging diverse Philadelphia businesses to join the teams bidding for upcoming improvement projects at parks, recreation centers, and libraries. 

Applications are now open to 21 qualified non-profit partners to lead the next seven major Rebuild renovation projects. These partners are looking to build diverse teams of design and construction contractors for their applications to be successful.  

This grant round will include still include the following 7 sites:

  • Blanche A. Nixon Library: Wednesday, May 6, 3:30 p.m.- Register
  • Boniface Piccoli Playground: Friday, May 8, 9:30 a.m. – Register
  • Belfield Recreation Center: Monday, May 4, 3:30 p.m.- Register
  • J. Francis Finnegan Playground: Thursday, May 7, 3:30 p.m. – Register
  • Jerome Brown Playground: Tuesday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. – Register
  • Johnny Sample Recreation Center / Cobbs Creek Park & Environmental Education Center: Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 p.m. – Register
  • Joseph F. Vogt Recreation Center: Monday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. – Register

Firms interested in applying to work on these projects should attend the virtual site information tour to learn more and meet the qualified nonprofits preparing applications to lead these projects. 

Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, Rebuild is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in physical improvements to neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and libraries. Two-thirds of Rebuild sites are in high needs communities, and at least 40 percent of Rebuild contract dollars will go to minority and women-owned businesses. 

“Despite uncertainty we are experiencing due to COVID-19, Rebuild remains focused on planning critical public space improvement projects,” said Rebuild Executive Director Kira Strong. “The design and construction firms working on Rebuild projects must reflect the communities we serve, so we are looking to expand the network of diverse Philadelphia businesses interested in bidding on the next round of major renovations.” 

Diverse businesses interested in working on Rebuild projects can apply to the Rebuild Ready small business support program or the Emerging Vendors Program, which allows minority- and women-owned firms to count toward Rebuild’s participation goals while seeking certification through the City’s Office of Economic Opportunity.  

Firms with questions about the application process or how to connect with non-profit project leads should email

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