Community groups, beautification committees encouraged to apply
LITTLE ROCK (July 25, 2017) – Only one week remains for community gardening groups to apply for the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Troy-Bilt Colt FT Garden Tiller grant. The grant will be awarded to an organization that is currently managing any type of community garden (including vegetable, flower, butterfly, pocket, etc.). The tiller has a value of $420 and is a one-time grant for a deserving community garden.
Keep Arkansas Beautiful began accepting grant applications online July 5. The tiller grant will be awarded to one community group, garden or beautification committee that successfully illustrates the positive impact the tiller will have on their garden and their community.
“We have already seen a great response from communities across Arkansas,” said Liz Philpott, volunteer program manager at KAB. “With just one week left to apply, we are grateful that KAB has the opportunity to help a deserving community in their beautification and community improvement efforts.”
Applications for the tiller grant close Aug. 1, and the winner will be notified by Aug. 15.
Those who would like to submit a grant application or would like more information on requirements for the grant can visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com and find “Tiller Grant” under the Community Resources tab.
About Keep Arkansas Beautiful
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff of three and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. As a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., KAB inspires and educates individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is funded through its 1 percent portion of the eighth-cent Conservation Tax and, by mobilizing volunteers, returns to the state a cost benefit of more than $6 in community service for each program dollar spent. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Keep America Beautiful
A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. KAB envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering, improve recycling and beautify America’s communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 state- and community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates and millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials and individuals. To donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow Keep America Beautiful on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.