Twenty-five grants were awarded in 25 days to local affiliates and other tax-exempt groups across the state. The grants provide up to $1,000 for community improvement projects in three focus areas of Prevent It, Clean It, or Keep It and were announced daily on Facebook and Twitter from September 1, 2016 through September 25, 2016. The selected projects are representative of all the different ways we can individually and collectively improve our communities including planting natives, restoring habitats, restoring our parks, cleaning up our rivers and communities, providing recycling opportunities at special events and so many more.
Click here to download a press release template – for recipients to use upon learning they received a KPB 25-in-25 grant.
Recipients can enter their final report by clicking here. (This link will take you to a different website.)
This project was funded by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 25 in 25 Grant Program with partial support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
1 – Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2016 at 5:00pm.
2 – Awards will be announced daily via social media starting September 1 through September 25.
3 – Projects must be completed by April 30, 2017.
4 – A completed final report including 3-5 photos must be submitted by May 31, 2017.
5 – Projects must be executed on land/property that is either public or with permission to enter to perform said project.
6 – Applicants must demonstrate 50% match of cash, donated or in-kind goods and services.
7 – Eligible grant expenses, up to $1,000, include direct project costs i.e., trees, shrubs, flower bulbs, waste disposal,
tools for invasive removal, work gloves, safety vests, trash bags, recycling containers, printing of educational materials,
signage, food for event volunteers, etc.
8 – Non-eligible expenses include staff time, indirect or direct overhead costs, general office supplies, scholarships, financial
awards, fundraising events, conferences and seminars.
This is a competitive grant program with intent to provide support for diverse community improvement projects across the Commonwealth. Projects should fall under one of KPB’s three focus areas of Prevent It, Clean It, or Keep It. Visit www.keeppabeautiful.org for inspiration.