Healthy Communities Grant Recipients

Projects Funded for 2018-2019

25th JDC Division B and Juvenile, Plaquemines Parish

Funds to support litter abatement activities to be completed through community service hours in lieu of court fines and/or costs owed by defendants who are unable to pay. The grant funds will be used to provide the necessary supplies to complete the litter cleanup activities (i.e. garbage bags, safety vests, safety cones, trash grabbers, gloves, rakes, etc.).

Audubon Nature Institute, Orleans Parish

Support Audubon Nature Institute’s Teach Wild: A Lesson on Marine Debris, a marine debris education program, that targets regional educators, and 2 million paid visitors to the aquarium and zoo or field trips each year.

City of Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish

Purchase of rotary graffiti and stain remover for operators to remove graffiti and surface stains from sidewalks and streets.

City of New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish

To support the “Yard of the Month” program, which recognizes exemplary lawn and property maintenance in the city. The program will recognize and support New Roads businesses/residents who demonstrate exceptional efforts to maintain and improve their property.

City of Ruston, Lincoln Parish

To expand single stream campus-wide recycling program for residences of Louisiana Tech in order to divert recyclable material from the landfill.

Compost NOW, Orleans Parish

To grow and expand food waste collection program. To increase outreach and promotion concerning drop-off, issues, and challenges about food waste and composting.

DeSoto Parish Police Jury, Desoto Parish

The purchase of cleanup supplies (safety vests, litter grabbers, informational literature) and funds to create an affiliate website to assist with the formation of the affiliate Keep Desoto Beautiful and parish-wide cleanups.

Keep Abita Beautiful, St. Tammany Parish

Recycling bins for two schools and cigarette butt receptacles for high traffic areas in the town.

Keep Assumption Beautiful, Assumption Parish

Cigarette butt receptacles for storefronts and implementation of “The Last Straw” program in area restaurants.

Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, East Baton Rouge Parish

Funds for supplies to conduct four cleanup events in the Eden Park community and the Gardere/Burbank neighborhood from August through April.

Keep DeRidder Beautiful, Beauregard Parish

Funds for the purchase of litter cleanup supplies, educational materials, and recycling bins for the city.

Keep Lacombe Beautiful, St. Tammany Parish

Funds for the purchase of special event trash receptacles, replacement/repair of existing trash receptacles, and anti-litter signage and decals.

Keep Slidell Beautiful, St. Tammany Parish

Cleanup supplies for litter abatement program and cigarette butt receptacles.

Keep St. Martin Beautiful, St. Martin Parish

Implementation of a parish wide cigarette butt disposal awareness program including “butt bucket” giveaways at convenience stores.

Keep Terrebonne Beautiful, Terrebonne Parish

Christmas tree recycling education program, including an art project for private and public schools, for the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Coastal Restoration and Preservation Department.

Lincoln Parish Police Jury, Lincoln Parish

Funds for established environmental education event for pre-K students in twelve Lincoln Parish pre-schools.

Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, Sabine Parish

Funds to integrate KLB’s environmental education curriculum, Rocksey’s Toolbox, in parish schools.

Shreveport Green, Caddo Parish

Implementation of a road safety and litter education program called “Cover Your Load for Safer Roads.”

Tangipahoa Parish Government, Tangipahoa Parish

Implementation of KLB’s environment education program, Rocksey’s Toolbox, in a ten-week educational program to 2,000 4th and 5th graders in private and public schools in the parish.

Transport NOLA, Orleans Parish

Supplies for comprehensive cleanups of fifty bus stops, impacting 13,536 individuals.