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Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Awards

Awards to Nebraska Nonprofits, Schools, Individuals, and
Businesses for Environmental and Beautification Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Keep Nebraska Beautiful (KNB)

Deadline Date:

06/30/19 Postmarked


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Awards of up to $100 to Nebraska nonprofits, civic groups, youth groups, schools, individuals, and businesses to honor outstanding work in environmental and beautification projects. Several different award categories are available. All activities included in the application must have taken place between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

To be eligible, a program should have conducted environmental activities, projects, or programs pertinent to the specific award category being entered.

The Deanie Anderson Community Environmental Award:
A $100 cash award will be presented to a community for overall environmental efforts (litter/waste reduction, recycling, beautification, public awareness & education in schools, etc.) The award honors the late Deanie Anderson who served 26 years as President of Keep Nebraska Beautiful. There will be award plaques presented to communities within the following population categories:
- Less than 2,500
- 2,501-10,000
- 10,000+

Youth Group/School Award:
A $50 cash award and plaque will be presented to recognize youth group or school efforts in promoting litter/waste reduction, beautification, recycling, etc. There will be awards given in two age categories: elementary (grades K-5) and secondary (grades 6-12).

School Recycling Award:
A $50 cash award and plaque will be given to recognize school recycling efforts. (Must include the number of pounds of each material recycled for the previous school year.)

Great American Cleanup Award:
A plaque and a $50 cash award will be presented to a community, school, civic or other group for outstanding cleanup, beautification, recycling and education efforts during the Great American Cleanup.

Business/Industry Award:
A plaque will be presented to a business who has completed substantial efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Plogging/Plalking Award:
A plaque will be presented to a group who participated in the June 2019 "Nebraska Plogging/Plalking" series of KAB affiliate events that combines jogging/walking with picking up litter. It's a fun, new way to keep Nebraska communities clean, green and beautiful while exercising!

Civic/Nonprofit Organization Award:
A $50 cash award and plaque will be presented to a nonprofit or community organization for its environmental programs in litter reduction, beautification, recycling & waste reduction.

"Grow Big Red" Award:
A plaque and a $50 cash award will be presented to an individual or group who has enhanced their community through the planting of"Grow Big Red" flowers.

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Award:
Local Keep America Beautiful Affiliates will be honored with Gold, Silver, or Bronze level achievement awards.

Judging of Entries
A panel of judges will score the entries. First Place, Second Place and Award of Excellence will be awarded for each category. First and second place winners will receive plaques and the Award of Excellence winners will receive framed certificates. Cash awards will be given only to the First Place award winners in those categories so indicated.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173048

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards of $50 and $100 are given.

Term of Contract:

The Awards will be based on all environmental projects completed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Keep Nebraska Beautiful honors youth groups, schools, nonprofit and civic groups, businesses, and local communities within Nebraska.

Everyone is welcome to enter an Awards Application for the Deanie Anderson Award for their community and two of any of the other award categories for a maximum of three applications.

All activities included in the application must have taken place between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Please do not include activities prior to June 1, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

Awards Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2019.

Programs should provide a separate Award Application for each category being entered.

The Award Application should relate specifically to the Award Category to which it is entered. (Note: Please do not duplicate the same application for more than one category.)

Application instructions:

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
3201 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 118
Lincoln, NE 68502-5963

Questions: Call 402-486-4562 or email them to

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska