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Community Improvement Grant

Grants to Nebraska Community Groups and Individuals for Public
Litter Cleanup Projects in Lincoln and Lancaster County

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB)

Deadline Date:

11/01/18

Description:

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Grants to Nebraska individuals and community groups for cleanup projects in public areas in the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County. Funding is intended to support initiatives for the removal of litter from sidewalks, streets, and parks, with recycling plans for the recyclable items collected.

Community Improvement Grant Program:

- Promotes litter cleanups and recycling in Lincoln and Lancaster County.
- Grants are awarded to community groups and individuals who conduct litter cleanups in public areas.
- This includes areas along streets, curbs, alleys and sidewalks, in parks and other open spaces.
- Funding for these projects is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

The main objective of these grant applications must be to pick up loose litter in public places.

The incentive of the Program is to make the applicant's community a better place to live.

The project must incorporate a recycling plan in order to receive funding. At minimum, the recycling plan should indicate how recyclable material will be collected, separated from trash and properly disposed of.

Awards are based on the size of the area cleaned, the amount of litter collected and recycled, and the completeness of the final report.

Grant awards do not need to be used for the cleanup project. The awards are an incentive to keep Lincoln and Lancaster County clean and applicants can be flexible with the use of grant funds.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161099

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount of the grant award is determined by the area cleaned up (in miles or acres). The maximum incentive amount that will be paid out is for 10 miles or 50 acres (or $500.00).

Term of Contract:

Cleanups can take place any time between January and October.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to community groups and individuals who conduct litter cleanup projects in public areas.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are to be completed and submitted online between January 1 and November 1. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants should allow two weeks from the time of submission for a response from the Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful. Once the application has been approved, the KLLCB Coordinator will contact the applicant to go over project details and make arrangements for the applicant to pick up supplies. ( KLLCB has equipment available to loan for neighborhood and community cleanups. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. KLLCB can provide trash and recycling bags, safety equipment and other helpful tools. If applying for a Community Improvement grant, equipment can be requested on the application form.)

Cleanups can take place any time between January-October. Final reports must be submitted one month after completion of the cleanup project. The final date to turn in the cleanup report and receive funding is November 30th.

KLLCB greatly appreciates grantees that clean up more than the incentive payment. If a grantee cleans up more than 10 miles or 50 acres and if grant funds remain at the end of the year, KLLCB will allot the remaining funds to grantees in the order by which the final grant reports were received.

Because the Community Improvement Grants are based on outside funding, the LLCHD reserves the right to halt
payment to grantees at any time if funding is no longer available.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For the online application portal:
http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/health/environ/Waste/KLLCB/CIGrantApp.htm

Willa DiCostanzo
Environmental Health Educator

For more information or for questions:

Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful
3131 O Street
Lincoln NE 68510
402-441-8035
kllcb@lincoln.ne.gov, www.lincoln.ne.gov

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USA: Nebraska: Lincoln and Lancaster County