Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards $167,587 in Grants to Fight Litter and Reduce Waste

MANDEVILLE, La. – Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), a non-profit focused on fighting litter statewide, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022-23 Healthy Communities and Community Affiliate grant programs, totaling $167,587.


KLB’s Healthy Community Grant program has approved up to $108,991 in reimbursement grants for projects and programs in the areas of litter and waste reduction, recycling, litter enforcement, and environmental education. The 17 organizations receiving grants include the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, Ascension Parish Government, Beauregard Arc, Big Sky, Friends of City Park, Glass Act Recycling, Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful, New Orleans Healing Center, Opelousas Downtown Development District, Ouachita Green, Sankofa Community Development Corporation, The TECHE Project, Town of Farmerville, Town of Jean Lafitte, University of New Orleans, Webster Parish Police Jury, and Xavier University of Louisiana.


Comprised of a network of 40 Community Affiliates focused on the issue of litter, KLB distributes Community Affiliate Grants to its partners in the areas of programs, clean up supplies, and trash receptacles. A total of $58,596 in reimbursement funding has been approved for the communities of Abbeville, Abita, Bossier, DeRidder, DeSoto, Eunice, Lafayette, Livingston, Mandeville, Natchitoches, Ouachita, West Monroe, Shreveport Green, St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, and Union.


Clean up supplies distributed include litter grabbers, safety vests, gloves, trash bags, and volunteer t-shirts. The trash receptacles distributed through the Community Affiliate Grant program have been found to decrease litter by 56% in their locations.


“Since 2004, KLB has awarded over $3.6 million in grants, supporting organizations in their efforts to improve the appearance of their communities,” says Susan Russell, Executive Director of KLB. “Thanks to the hard work of our grant recipients, communities throughout Louisiana are experiencing a reduction in litter, improved recycling, and increased public awareness around the issues of litter and waste.”


Information about KLB grant recipient projects follows the close of the release. Contact for more information regarding 2022-23 KLB grants.


Applications will open for the next grant cycle in January of 2023. Information about the application process can be found at


Healthy Communities Grant Recipients ($108,991)

  • Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana
    Project: Storm drain art project with area schools and educational campaign
    Approved Funding: $5,000
  • Ascension Parish Government
    Project: Fencing for new West Bank Recycling Center
    Approved Funding: $8,000
  • Beauregard Arc
    Project: Awareness campaign for recycling program
    Approved Funding: $7,000
  • Big Sky
    Project: Recycling drop-off program for Folsom residents
    Approved Funding: $5,040
  • Friends of City Park
    Project: Litter abatement campaign educational materials, signage, and advertising
    Approved Funding: $8,000
  • Glass Act Recycling
    Project: Educational video for learning center
    Approved Funding: $7,095
  • Keep Jefferson Beautiful
    Project: X-frame receptacle units for event recycling
    Approved Funding: $5,350
  • New Orleans Healing Center
    Project: Youth art competition promoting environmental education
    Approved Funding: $6,820
  • Opelousas Downtown Development District
    Project: Clean up supplies, public art project, and community workshop
    Approved Funding: $6,474.79
  • Ouachita Green
    Project: Highland Park recycling receptacles, signage, and educational digital materials
    Approved Funding: $5,600
  • Sankofa Community Development Corporation
    Project: Corridor Cleanup and litter abatement campaign
    Approved Funding: $7,720
  • The TECHE Project
    Project: Youth Geaux Paddle recreation program on water quality
    Approved Funding: $2,500
  • Town of Farmerville
    Project: Mobile recycling program and educational campaign
    Approved Funding: $8,000
  • Town of Jean Lafitte
    Project: Anti-litter signage, cleanup supplies, and trash and recycling receptacles
    Approved Funding: $6,222.65
  • University of New Orleans
    Project: Storm drain marking and accompanying education program
    Approved Funding: $4,169
  • Webster Parish Police Jury
    Project: Replacement of Webster Parish Litter Program trailer
    Approved Funding: $8,000
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
    Project: Cardboard recycling program supplies and education
    Approved Funding: $8,000

Community Affiliate Grant Recipients for Programs ($9,405)

  • Keep Abita Beautiful
    Project: Dog waste stations, supplies, and program development
    Approved Funding: $2,500
  • Keep Bossier Beautiful
    Project: Recycling education and center enhancement
    Approved Funding: $2,499.32
  • Keep DeSoto Beautiful
    Project: Secure your load campaign and supplies
    Approved Funding: $2,478
  • Shreveport Green (Program Grant)
    Project: Storm drain pollution campaign
    Approved Funding: $1,928


Community Affiliate Grant Recipients for Clean Up Supplies ($16,884): Abbeville, DeRidder, Eunice, Natchitoches, Ouachita, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. John, Terrebonne, Union, West Monroe


Community Affiliate Grant Recipients for Receptacles ($32,307): Abbeville, Abita, DeRidder, Lafayette, Livingston, Mandeville, Natchitoches, West Monroe


Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an anti-litter and community improvement non-profit organization focused on achieving a clean and beautiful Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and comprised of a statewide network of 40 Community Affiliates and seven University Affiliates. Learn more at