In honor of Earth Month, Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is announcing the 30 Grants In 30 Days campaign. This grant campaign is co-sponsored by KVB, Walmart, and Waste Management.
We are proud to provide the opportunity for organizations in Virginia to apply for one of (30) $1000 grants to be awarded during the 30 days of April, 2011. This grant program will focus greater resources and attention on individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.
1. Cigarette Litter Prevention
Ten (10) $1,000 grants to ten separate government or non-profit entities that implement programs within targeted geographic boundaries in Virginia to reduce cigarette litter. Funding would support educational outreach materials, cigarette litter receptacles, and portable ash trays for adult smokers. The purpose of these grants is to support sustainable prevention and a measurable reduction of cigarette litter within the predetermined geographic boundaries.
2. Plastic Shopping Bag Litter Prevention and Recycling
Ten (10) $1,000 grants to ten separate government or non-profit entities that implement programs within targeted geographic boundaries in Virginia to reduce plastic bag waste and litter. Funding would support increasing plastic bag collection sites, education of consumers, and distribution of reusable shopping bags to consumers. The purpose of these grants is to support sustainable prevention, promote a measureable waste reduction and a measureable increase in reuse and recycling of plastic bags within the predetermined geographic boundaries.
3. Beautification and Community Greening
Ten (10) $1,000 grants to ten separate government or non-profit entities within targeted geographic boundaries in Virginia which support programs that beautify and clean including community gardens, restoring vacant lots, highway and shoreline enhancement, plantings, and graffiti abatement. Funding would support community clean-ups, revitalization projects, and sustainable neighborhood gardens. The purpose of these grants is to support beautification efforts within the predetermined geographic boundaries.
Process for Submission
Grant nominations will be accepted online beginning on February 1, 2011 with a deadline of March 15, 2011. A panel of judges will review submissions and award grants for winning applicants in each of the three categories. Grant programs selected must be completed by the end of 2011.
Winning applicants will be notified one week prior to award date. All remaining applicants will be notified by April 30, 2011. Applicants who are selected will receive funding by May 5, 2011.
Please visit our Grants page to apply.
Grants made possible from the Walmart Foundation and Waste Management.