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    Grant Opportunity: Organizations Wanted to Tackle Cigarette Litter

    Sick of seeing cigarette butts littering the ground?

    A new grant opportunity is helping local community organizations tackle this waste.

    As part of an effort to support community litter prevention initiatives, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful (KPB) has announced that it will be awarding five $1,000 microgrants to local community organizations to implement cigarette litter prevention programs. Hint: Even though the grant concentrates on prevention, think creatively about how to implementation for the service area.

    Organizations can develop proposals that include plans for the installation and maintenance of cigarette receptacles and education and outreach strategies for litter prevention.

    Award Criteria

    Microgrants will be awarded based on how well proposed plans establish or complement existing litter prevention programs. Judges will also look for how plans demonstrate creativity, feasibility, measurable impact, scalability, and incorporate community involvement.

    Grant recipients will work in partnership with TerraCycle and collaborate with the company to recycle cigarette butts into usable plastic pallets. Organizations must also work with KPB to obtain city permits for installation of cigarette receptacles, submit grant reports, and attend two collaborative sessions.

    Submit a Proposal

    Organizations that are interested in this grant should apply online here.

    The deadline for proposals is May 26, 2017 by 5:00 PM. For questions, contact Executive Director, Michelle Feldman, by phone at 215-854-4000 or email at michelle@keepphiladelphiabeautiful.org.

    Marie Bouffard

    About Marie Bouffard

    Marie is a senior at Villanova University studying communication and sustainability. She lives for hiking, camping, skiing, and any outdoor activity. Marie is a coffee addict, loves reading, and has never met a cat or dog she didn’t like.

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