The purpose of the Healthy Communities Grant is to support Louisiana communities by providing them with access to resources they need to address local environmental issues. Grant funds are intended to be used to encourage community action in the areas of: environmental education; litter cleanups; litter enforcement; water pollution; household hazardous waste; environmental training/workshops; waste reduction; and reuse and recycle initiatives.
We support strong, sustainable, action-oriented programs that demonstrate a clear commitment to community education, volunteer engagement, and behavioral change. This is a reimbursement grant that funds projects ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
Louisiana non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, governmental agencies, schools and universities, KAB affiliates, and pre-certified affiliates are eligible to apply. Individuals, KLB board members and staff are not eligible.
Gardening projects, tree planting, purchase of computers and printers, travel expenses, food and beverage, registration fees, cash awards, 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 $22.77 per hour. Keep America Beautiful affiliates requesting trash receptacles must apply for the KLB Trash Receptacle Mini Grant not the Healthy Communities Grant.
This is a reimbursement grant. Reimbursements will be dispersed twice during the grant cycle, after December 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019. Reimbursements are subject to KLB receiving funds from its contract agent and upon proper receipts and documentation from grantee.
Applications for the 2018 grant cycle will open on January 16 and are due on April 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by June 15, 2018.
An instructional webinar recording is available here to assist with you in preparing your application.