Litter Trashes Everyone Grant
The PalmettoPride Litter Trashes Everyone (formerly Challenge for the Environment) grant is designed to get South Carolina students involved in activities that will educate them and their communities about the importance of keeping their state clean and attractive, while promoting in the next generation a sense of pride in the community. Successful projects will be designed to refurbish the environment and change the attitudes of those who do not value a clean and beautiful environment.
Levels of Funding
Grant awards may range up to up to $5,000. Eligible grant activities may include any combination of the following projects:
Carolina Fence™ Garden – Up to $2,500, 1 per school, per school year
The South Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Carolina Fence™ Garden is a simple landscaping program that attracts native wildlife species to habitats by using plantings and landscaping materials readily found in local garden shops and nurseries. The Carolina Fence™ Garden incorporates both natural and cultural elements, which have been designated as symbols of our state.
Recycling Troopers – Up to $1,500, 1 per school, per school year
Dorchester County Recycling and Keep Dorchester County Beautiful developed the award-winning Recycling Troopers program as a recycling educational outreach in the Dorchester County Public Schools. This student led white paper recycling program teaches students responsibility for their school and the environment. It also helps develop strong leadership skills. This program is easy and fun for the whole school. The students take pride in their accomplishments, and it unites the school on a single project. This program can be open to newspaper recycling and can work with schools that have existing recycling programs.
Green Readers – Up to $1,000, per school year
Establish a Green Readers program in your school. Purchase from a suggested list of environmentally focused books that fall within the current ELA guidelines.
Items not covered by grant: Absolutely no Salary/Labor Costs
Any accredited school in South Carolina. There are two ways a school may apply for a grant:
- The school, as a whole
- A school club/organization or national service program
- Must include the PalmettoPride and Department of Education K-12 Litter Curriculum as part of their lesson plans during the grant period.
- Participate in the Great American Cleanup (March – May)
- Must submit cleanup results online by June 30
- Must submit an Expenditure and Final report
For more information please contact our Grants Manager, Sherryl Jenkins.