PalmettoPride 2017-2018 Grant Application Now Open

Columbia, SC (August 8, 2017) — PalmettoPride announces the opening of the 2017 – 2018 grant cycle. The PalmettoPride Grants program provides funding to organizations and government agencies to eradicate litter and promote beautification in South Carolina. Applications are open for two grants, the Tree Grant and the Litter Trashes Everyone Education Grant are available for download at www.palmettopride.org/grants.

The PalmettoPride Tree Grant provides trees needed for beautification programs used for public spaces. Available trees will be three to four feet tall and will be compliant with SC native planting guidelines. Applications must be submitted by September 15 for consideration.

The PalmettoPride Litter Trashes Everyone Education Grants provides funds for schools and school districts to implement litter pickup programs, recycling programs, green reading programs and Carolina Fence Gardens.

“Our school was able to install a beautiful butterfly garden thanks to Palmetto Pride,” said Lisa Kakamium, Palmetto Scholars Academy and 2016 grant recipient. “It was wonderful to see our students, faculty, and families come together to create sustainable habitat on our campus.”

All PalmettoPride grant recipients must participate in a litter pickup event. Additional grants opening this fall include the following: the Keep South Carolina Beautiful Grant on September 1; the Community Pride Grant on October 1; and the Enforcement Grant on October 15.

Applications and supporting documents can be found on our website www.palmettopride.org. For more information, please contact Sherryl Jenkins at sjenkins@palmettopride.org or 803-758-6034.

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PalmettoPride is South Carolina’s litter prevention and beautification resource. We engage citizens to take an active role in keeping their communities clean and beautiful. Our programs have helped reduce litter by more than 60% by raising awareness of the issue and changing the attitude towards littering. For more information, please visit www.palmettopride.org.