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Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards 2015-2016 Healthy Communities Grant

Baton Rouge, LA. – Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) has awarded grant funding to 32 Louisiana non-profit organizations as a part of the 2015-2016 Healthy Communities Grant Program. Communities, organizations and institutions from across Louisiana have been awarded a combined $200,000 in grant funding to help keep our state beautiful.

“We were thrilled to receive a record-breaking number of applications for this year’s grant program,” said Executive Director Susan Russell. “Our affiliate and local community organizations are the on-the-ground force that promotes personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana. We’re excited to see the impact that these organizations will have in their communities through the Healthy Communities Grant Program.”

The Healthy Communities Grant Program offers grants to nonprofit organizations, schools and communities to assist with waste reduction, recycling and little prevention programs. KLB supports strong, sustainable, action-oriented programs which are aligned with the KLB mission and demonstrate a commitment to community education, volunteer engagement and behavioral change. All grantees are required to participate in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, 2015 or the Great American cleanup campaign held March through May annually. Grantees are also encouraged to attend the KLB State Conference in Lafayette on Oct. 1-2.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, KLB has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants. Grants have funded a variety of projects and programs, including school recycling initiatives, teacher workshops, litter enforcement, litter abatement programs, clean campus competitions and neighborhood cleanups.

KLB awarded 2015-2016 Healthy Communities Grant funding to the following groups: Assumption ARC , City of DeRidder, City of New Roads, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana, Downtown Monroe Alliance, Friends of City Park, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, Iberia Development Foundation, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, Keep Abbeville Beautiful, Keep Assumption Beautiful, Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, Keep Hammond Beautiful, Keep Mandeville Beautiful, Keep Natchitoches
Beautiful, Keep Slidell Beautiful, Keep St. John the Baptist Beautiful, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District, Lafayette Square Conservancy, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, LARC’s Acadian Village, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, Shreveport Green, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, Southern University, St. Claude Main Street, TECHE Project, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Union Parish Police Jury and Village of Natchez Heritage Festival.

Recipients were notified of their selection on July 1, 2015. Grant recipient projects must be completed by May 2, 2016.


Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Inc. is the state’s anti-litter and community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness and cleanups. Affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s mission is to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.

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