Grants & Awards

2011-12 Healthy Communities Grants

The application cycle for the 2011 KLB Healthy Communities Grants Program is now closed. KLB received many excellent applications representing a diverse cross section of governmental agencies, schools & organizations. This program is designed to help community organizations, governmental agencies, and educational groups implement projects with a specific focus on litter abatement through community education, recycling programs, enforcement and more. All grantees are required to participate in the annual Great American Cleanup held March through May each year or in America Recycles Day, held on November 15th each year.

2011 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards

In late November 2011, Keep Louisiana Beautiful recognized the recipients of its 2nd annual statewide awards, naming exemplary groups and individuals whose efforts have helped to Keep Louisiana Beautiful.  Honorees were recognized and presented their awards at a
luncheon at the Palace Café in New Orleans, immediately preceding the national Keep America Beautiful conference.

Recipients ranged from KLB affiliates and local leaders to individual volunteers and companies whose contributions are helping KLB achieve its mission to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana:

  • Amite River Preservation
    Association and its founding members Cole and Cade Sevario, and Matthew,
    Jacob and Grant Venable – Youth Leadership Award for creating the
    association and leading multiple efforts to clean the Amite River.
  • Bill Mauser 
    Outstanding Affiliate Director for his dedication, extraordinary ability
    to lead and his innovation in fundraising for Keep Slidell Beautiful.
  • Encana Corporation – Corporate Leadership Award for its
    continued dedication to not only financially assist Keep Red River Parish
    Beautiful, but also actively participate in its efforts to improve Red
    River Parish.
  • Keep Abbeville Beautiful
    – Outstanding Affiliate (population over 10,000) for its recycling efforts
    that have reduced the amount of trash going into the landfill by
    approximately 45,000 pounds per month.
  • Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful – Most Innovative program
    for bringing litter education to life through live theater and KAB man.
  •  Keep Red River Parish Beautiful – Outstanding Affiliate
    (population under 10,000) for its efforts not only to reduce litter, but
    to help elevate Red River Parish’s image as a whole.
  •  Marietta Jenkins – Alice Foster Award for outstanding
    volunteerism, for her many years of commitment to improving the appearance
    and image of her DeRidder community.

A highlight of the luncheon was presentation of the Alice Foster Award by Former First Lady Alice Foster herself, whose work during Governor Mike Foster’s administration brought statewide attention to KLB and helped secure its funding.

“We applaud all of those who continue to make a difference and are proud to recognize these outstanding groups and individuals,” said Leigh Harris, Executive Director.

A call for nominations for the 2012 KLB Awards will be posted in July on the KLB website


2011-12 Grant Recipients

  • Greater Baton Rouge
    Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful
    Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful
    Amite River Preservation Association
    City of Walker
    Donaldsonville Downtown Development District
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Northshore
    Keep Covington Beautiful
    Keep Hammond Beautiful
    Keep Mandeville Beautiful
    Keep Slidell Beautiful
    Keep Washington Parish Beautiful
    Lacombe Beautification Group
  • Greater New Orleans
    Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful
    Keep St. James Beautiful
    Keep St. John the Baptist Beautiful
    Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
    Harry Hurst Middle School, Destrehan
    New Orleans Accelerated High School
    New Orleans Museum of Art
    St. Bernard Parish
    The Green Project, New Orleans
  • Southwest
    Keep Deridder Beautiful
    Barbe High School, Lake Charles
    City of Ville Platte
    Evangeline Area Boy Scouts Council
  • North
    Keep Morehouse Beautiful
    Keep Natchitoches Beautiful
    Keep Red River Parish Beautiful
    J.S. Clark Elementary School, Monroe
    Louisiana School for Math, Science, and The Arts, Natchitoches
    Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department
    Shreveport Green
    Town of Farmerville

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