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Everyday Hero Award

Awards to Louisiana Individuals and Groups for Outstanding
Contributions to the Beautification of the State

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB)

Deadline Date:

08/25/17 Receipt


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Awards to Louisiana individuals, nonprofits, businesses, agencies, professional groups, organziations, schools, and churches for outstanding efforts to keep the state beautiful. Awards will be given to both individuals and groups in eight different categories that relate to litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, environmentalism, and beautification.

Winners will be recognized at the Everyday Heroes Awards Banquet in Baton Rouge on September 20, 2017.

Everyday Hero Award Categories:

Alice Foster Award: Louisiana’s former First Lady, Alice Foster played a crucial role in beautification and preservation efforts across the state, in helping to launch Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The Alice Foster Award recognizes an individual volunteer for their exceptional legacy and leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.

Golden Can Award: This award recognizes a public servant who displays a deep commitment to KLB’s mission in their daily work by going above and beyond the call of duty. Eligible parties include state and municipal employees, educators, and elected officials.

Most Innovative Program: This award recognizes a successful beautification, litter prevention or waste reduction program led by a school, civic group, non-profit or KLB affiliate.

Youth Award: This award recognizes a student or youth-led group (kindergarten through college) that displays creative thinking, and effective leadership to engaged their peers and makes a significant impact in their community.

Outstanding Affiliate: This award recognizes a KAB affiliate that shows fortitude, leadership, creative and diverse programming, as well as community engagement.

Outstanding Affiliate Director: This award recognizes a KAB affiliate director who demonstrates exceptional dedication to KLB’s mission. This individual displays leadership in building a strong and sustainable organization.

Corporate Leadership Award: This award recognizes a business that demonstrates a consistent dedication to KLB’s mission, environmental stewardship and community enrichment.

Law Enforcement Recognition Award: This award recognizes law enforcement personnel including Justices of the Peace, Constables, judges, and code enforcement officers who are successfully enforcing state, parish or city litter and illegal dumping laws.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181182

Number of Grants:

8 individuals and 8 groups are honored each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profits, KAB affiliates, businesses, professional groups, governmental agencies, civic and community organizations, schools, churches, and individuals are eligible to be nominated.

Pre-Application Information:

Please note that applications must be received by August 25, 2017.

Winners are given the distinction of Everyday Hero and recognized at the Everyday Heroes Awards Banquet, to be held on September 20th, 2017 in Baton Rouge.

Contact Information:

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

Application form:

Susan Russell, Executive Director
(985) 502-9024

Keep Louisiana Beautiful
807 N. Columbia Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana