Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful and Southern University are among 32 Louisiana nonprofit organizations to receive grant funding from Keep Louisiana Beautiful as part of the 2015-16 Healthy Communities Grant Program, a news release said.
KLB awarded a combined $200,000 in grant funding for the coming year.
“We were thrilled to receive a record-breaking number of applications for this year’s grant program,” Executive Director Susan Russell said. “Our affiliate and local community organizations are the on-the-ground force that promotes personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.”
Recipients were notified of their selection on July 1. Grant recipient projects must be completed by May 2.
The program offers grants to nonprofits, schools and communities to assist with waste reduction, recycling and litter prevention programs. All grantees are required to participate in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 or the Great American cleanup campaign held March through May annually. Grantees also are encouraged to attend the KLB State Conference in Lafayette on Oct. 1-2.
Since 2004, KLB has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to fund a variety of projects and programs, including school recycling initiatives, teacher workshops, litter enforcement, litter abatement programs, clean campus competitions and neighborhood cleanups.
Other Healthy Communities Grant recipients are Assumption ARC, city of DeRidder, city of New Roads, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana, Downtown Monroe Alliance, Friends of City Park, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, Iberia Development Foundation, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, Keep Abbeville Beautiful, Keep Assumption Beautiful, Keep Hammond Beautiful and Keep Mandeville Beautiful.
Also Keep Natchitoches Beautiful, Keep Slidell Beautiful, Keep St. John the Baptist Beautiful, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District, Lafayette Square Conservancy, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, LARC’s Acadian Village, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, Shreveport Green, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, St. Claude Main Street, TECHE Project, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Union Parish Police Jury and Village of Natchez Heritage Festival.