Healthy Communities Grant

Making cleaner, greener communities a reality

Since 2004, Keep Louisiana Beautiful has awarded over $3 million in grants to local communities in the areas of litter abatement, waste reduction, recycling, and environmental education. Please note that we have updated our application process and that 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.

Eligibility

Louisiana non-profit 501(c)(3) 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 $24.26 per hour (Independent Sector, Louisiana state rate, 2020). 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.

Timelines

  • The HCG Letter of Intent will be accepted by mail or email from January 1 to March 4, 2022. Letters will not be accepted after midnight Central Time on March 4, 2022.
  • KLB will issue invitations to apply for the HCG by email on or before March 21, 2022.
  • Those who receive an invitation to apply may submit an online grant application for funding consideration on or before April 15, 2022. 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, 2022, to May 1, 2023.

DOWNLOAD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES GRANT LETTER OF INTENT OVERVIEW AND GUIDELINES

 

2020-21 Healthy Communities Grant Recipients 

City of Alexandria
Parish: Rapides
Amount: $8,000
Project: Cleanup kits, debris trailer signage

Keep Covington Beautiful
Parish: St. Tammany
Amount: $7,592
Project: Litter boom

Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful
Parish: Ouachita
Amount: $8,000
Project: “Love Where You Live” Campaign

Keep Terrebonne Beautiful
Parish: Terrebonne
Amount: $5,500
Project: Litter video and educational program for 3rd-4th graders.

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Amount:  $7,578
Project: Cleanup supplies

Parish Proud
Parish: Lafayette
Amount: $4,000
Project: Anti-litter signage

Rotary Club of Crowley
Parish: Acadia
Amount: $5,455
Project: Litter sculpture

Shreveport Green
Parish: Caddo
Amount: $7,287
Project: Public Awareness Campaign

South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center
Parish: Terrebonne
Amount: $7,804
Project: Recycling bins for classrooms

St. Martin Sheriff’s Department
Parish: St. Martin
Amount: $5,505
Project: Trailer

Tangipahoa Parish Government
Parish: Tangipahoa
Amount: $4,050
Project: Litter enforcement cameras

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Parish: Lafayette
Amount: $8,000
Project: Outdoor landfill/recycling bins

Women’s Healing Center
Parish: St. Tammany 
Amount: $2,700
Project: “Road to Zero Waste” in homes and businesses

 

 

 

 

Resources for Previously Awarded Grant Recipients

Questions about reporting?

Please contact Cabell Mouton at programs@keeplouisianabeautiful.org