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Our community grants help local communities to make their towns a more beautiful place.

The 2022 KAB Unify & Beautify Community Grant Program application deadline was Saturday January 22, 2022 5:00 p.m. EST

Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has opened the 2022 KAB Unify & Beautify Community Grant Program to support communities and its nearly 700-member affiliate network in preventing littering, promoting recycling, and building clean, green, and beautiful neighborhoods. Through a coalition of corporate sponsors, Keep America Beautiful seeks innovative grant applications for programs that will unify communities as they address their community improvement needs.   

Keep America Beautiful encourages applicants to use this grant opportunity to leverage local resources and encourage volunteers to sign up and take action in their community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE: 2022 Keep America Beautiful Unify & Beautify Community Grant Program

This comprehensive grant application is designed to support the KAB Affiliate network, other nonprofit organizations, and community groups to implement programs or projects designed to build clean, green, and beautiful places for all to thrive and enjoy.  KAB is committed to fostering community diversity, unity, and environmental sustainability.  Funding is available independently or collectively to: promote public space recycling collection, building strong neighborhoods within and along Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards, beautification through tree planting, and prevent littering by addressing cigarette litter and collect litter from the nation’s waterways.  

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to develop a comprehensive PROGRAM approach, rather than project specific activities by leveraging the funding available through the various grant applications contained herein.  After completing basic information, common to all the applications, applicants will be given the option to apply for one or several of the community improvement grant offerings.  

As you plan your program activities please keep in mind that Keep America Beautiful requires every 2022 grant recipient to complete a status and/or final report, on or before by October 31, 2022 — For more information on the program and application process, contact the KAB Regional Director for your region:

Eastern Region: Isaac Nicholson, inicholson@kab.org
Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Central Region: Isaac Nicholson, inicholson@kab.org
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Canada.

Western Region: Jason Smith, jsmith@kab.org
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

Public Space Recycling Grant

The Keep America Beautiful/Keurig Dr Pepper Public Space Recycling Grant Program supports local community recycling initiatives by providing selected grant recipients with resources needed to collect recyclables generated “on-the-go.”

Cigarette Litter Prevention Grant

The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) is the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter.

Martin Luther King Neighborhood Grant

Keep America Beautiful (“KAB”), in partnership with its sponsor Diageo is pleased to provide a Community Improvement Grant to support areas in and around Martin Luther King Jr. Corridors and neighborhoods.

Community & Recovery Tree Planting Grant

This grant program supports community efforts to plant trees in response to or in prevention of a natural disaster.

2022 Cigarette Litter Collection Stands

Keep America Beautiful affiliates and partner organizations have an opportunity to participate in a KAB initiative to place 5,000 litter stands to collect and recycle cigarette butts in communities nationwide.

2022 Litter in Waterways

Keep America Beautiful affiliates and partner organizations have an opportunity to participate in a KAB initiative to place litter collection devices in waterbodies and along beaches.

2022 Sport Stadium Recycling Program

Keep America Beautiful affiliates and partner organizations have an opportunity to participate in a KAB initiative to enhance recycling opportunities at major sport stadiums across the nation.

Thank you to our grant partners!