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Groups for Local Neighborhood Beautification Projects

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James City County Clean County Commission

Deadline Date:

09/15/22 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Virginia homeowner associations and neighborhood groups to enhance local communities in eligible areas. Funding is intended for projects to improve environmental wellness in the area's neighborhoods and beautify outdoor areas. Eligible proposals are those that benefit James City County.

The purpose of this grant is to enhance the sense of community and sustainability of local neighborhoods through the development and accomplishment of an environmentally sustainable landscape beautification project.

As a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, the Clean County Commission has been working with community volunteers to identify new strategies in the areas of sustainable waste management, Placemaking, and beautification of roadsides and common areas. Grant Awardees are required to conduct a litter cleanup in or near their respective neighborhoods during the project timeline to ensure that local neighborhoods are “LitterFree Sites”.

Project Description: Sustainable / Communal Landscaping: Each community has unique individuals and needs. The purpose of this grant is to encourage community members to take pride in and responsibility for their communal space. Projects will focus on the physical aspects of common areas through the installation of native plants, erosion control methods, Placemaking for community members, and other methods to improve environmental quality and minimize negative impacts. Examples: community garden, entryway landscaping, trail improvements, communal compost, playground and pool area landscaping, energy-saving techniques, and litter prevention measures. For more ideas and information about Placemaking see https://www.pps.org/article/what-is-placemaking.

Applications will be evaluated based on the benefit to the community, community involvement, sustainability (supporting healthy habitats, native plants, water conservation), implementation of environmental measures, and those minimizing water runoff. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176620

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants awards up to $500. James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will provide free assistance in plant selection and sustainable practices.

Term of Contract:

Project must be maintained for a minimum period of five (5) years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to neighborhood associations or community groups.

Pre-Application Information:

FY 2023:
- Applications Available 8/1/2022
- Application Deadline 9/15/2022 prior to 5:00 p.m
- Project Completion Report 4/30/2023

Upon request, a neighborhood representative can receive a preliminary review of their application prior to the submittal date by contacting the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator.

Grants are available on a reimbursable basis (50% upfront and 50% upon project completion).

The neighborhood association or committee must match dollar for dollar the grant amount.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at 107 Tewning Rd. or email the application to
sustainabilitycoordinator@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Contact the Environmental Sustainability Coordinator at 757-259-5375.

James City County General Services
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
107 Tewning Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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USA: Virginia: James City County

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