Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful (KLLCB) is offering mini-grants for cleanup projects in the City and County. The organization encourages communities, schools, businesses, neighborhood associations, families and other groups to apply for the funding at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: KLLCB).
Mini-grants are available for litter cleanup on public land areas including waterways, lakeshores, wildlife management areas, roadsides, community streets and alleyways. Applicants must identify and propose a specific area for cleanup and indicate the reason the area was selected. Trash bags are provided, and safety vests are available for loan from KLLCB.
Applications must be submitted and approved prior to conducting a cleanup. Projects must include both litter pickup and recycling components and may not be on State or County Adopt-A-Highway miles. Minigrants are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are awarded based on the size of the area cleaned. A final report with photos is required.
Through the 2012 mini-grant program, more than 185,000 pounds of litter was collected, and about 65 percent of that material was recycled. Almost all the litter was collected by volunteers, with more than 1,000 people contributing 4,800 hours of service.
The program is funded by a grant from the Litter Reduction and Recycling Fund administered by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. For more information contact KLLCB at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-8035.