Healthy Communities Grant

Making cleaner, greener communities a reality

Since 2004, Keep Louisiana Beautiful has awarded over $3.6 million in grants to local communities in the areas of litter abatement, waste reduction, recycling, and environmental education. A  formal Letter of Intent is now required as the first step. Please read below for further instructions. 

Grant Purpose

The purpose of the Healthy Communities Grant (HCG) is to provide funding to support local projects and programs that will bring about behavioral changes needed to improve, preserve, and protect the natural beauty of Louisiana.

KLB seeks to fund projects and programs that have a measurable, sustainable impact on one or more of the identified focus areas.  Focus areas include litter and waste reduction, recycling, reusing, litter enforcement, and environmental education as it relates to KLB’s mission.  Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent and be invited to formally apply for the Healthy Communities Grant.  The Letter of Intent will be evaluated based on the strength of the answers outlined in the HCG Overview and Letter of Intent Guidelines.

This is a reimbursement grant that funds projects/programs ranging from $2,500 up to $8,000. Reimbursements will be dispersed, upon receiving proper receipts and reports on December 1 and May 1.  At least a 10% cash match or in-kind donation is required.


Louisiana non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, schools and universities, KAB Affiliates, and pre-certified Affiliates located in Louisiana are eligible to apply. Individuals, KLB board members, and staff are not eligible.

Funding Restrictions

HCG funds must be used to reduce litter and waste, increase recycling and reusing, support litter law enforcement, and educate students and the general public on environmental issues related to KLB’s mission. Gardening projects, tree planting, computers, electronics, printers, travel expenses, food and beverage, registration fees, cash awards, insurance, salaries, expenses associated with fundraising activities, and projects conducted on private property will not be funded. Administrative expenses must not exceed 10% of the grant budget and must be based on $26.33 per hour (Independent Sector, Louisiana state rate, 2021). Keep America Beautiful affiliates requesting trash receptacles, cleanup supplies, or environmental education workshops must apply using Trash Receptacle Affiliate Grant, Cleanup Supplies Grant, or Environmental Education Affiliate Grant.


  • The HCG Letter of Intent will be accepted by mail or email from January 15 to March 8, 2023. Letters will not be accepted after midnight Central Time on March 8, 2028.
  • KLB will issue invitations to apply for the HCG by email on or before March 17, 2023.
  • Those who receive an invitation to apply may submit an online grant application for funding consideration on or before April 15, 2023. Grant requests must be for the same project/program outlined in the approved Letter of Intent.
  • The Healthy Community Grant period runs from August 1, 2023, to May 1, 2024.



2022-23 Healthy Communities Grant Recipients 

Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana
Parish: Calcasieu
Amount: $5,000
Project: Storm drain student design project and educational campaign


Ascension Parish Government
Parish: Ascension
Amount: $8,000
Project: Recycling center expansion


Beauregard Arc
Parish: Beauregard
Amount: $7,000
Project: Recycling awareness campaign


Big Sky
Parish: St. Tammany
Amount: $5,040
Project: Glass recycling program


Friends of City Park
Parish: Orleans
Amount: $8,000
Project: Litter abatement campaign and educational outreach


Glass Act Recycling
Parish: Rapides
Amount: $7,095
Project: Recycling videos for education center


Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful
Parish: Jefferson
Amount: $5,350
Project: Recycling X-frames for special events


New Orleans Healing Center
Parish: Orleans
Amount: $6,820
Project: Art competition for K-12 promoting litter prevention


Opelousas Downtown Development District
Parish: Opelousas
Amount: $6,474.79
Project: Public art project promoting recycling and a community cleanup


Ouachita Green
Parish: Ouachita
Amount: $5,600
Project: Campaign materials and recycling receptacles for Highland Park


Sankofa Community Development Corporation
Parish: Orleans
Amount: $7,720
Project: Wetland corridor cleanup


The TECHE Project
Parish: St. Martin
Amount: $2,500
Project: “Geaux Paddle” recreation program for youth


Town of Farmerville
Parish: Union
Amount: $8,000
Project: Mobile recycling program and educational campaign


Town of Jean Lafitte
Parish: Jefferson
Amount: $6,222.65
Project: Recycling receptacles and anti-litter signs


University of New Orleans
Parish: Orleans
Amount: $4,169
Project: Storm drain inventory and educational program


Webster Parish Police Jury
Parish: Webster
Amount: $8,000
Project: Trailer for litter removal


Xavier University of Louisiana
Parish: Orleans
Amount: $8,000
Project: Cardboard bailing program, education, and recycling events

Resources for Previously Awarded Grant Recipients

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