Healthy Communities Grant


Making cleaner, greener communities a reality

Since 2004, Keep Louisiana Beautiful has awarded $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 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 13, 2019 and May 1, 2020.  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, 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 $22.30 per hour (Independent Sector, Louisiana state rate, 2017). 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 15, 2019 to February 12, 2019. Letters will not be accepted after midnight Central Time on February 12, 2019.
  • KLB will issue invitations to apply for the HCG by email on or before February 19, 2019.
  • Those who receive an invitation to apply may submit an online grant application for funding consideration on or before March 25, 2019. 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, 2019 to May 1, 2020.

DOWNLOAD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES GRANT LETTER OF INTENT OVERVIEW AND GUIDELINES

 

Resources for Previously Awarded Grant Recipients

Questions about reporting?

Please contact Cabell Mouton at programs@keeplouisianabeautiful.org